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Definition of "weakness" []

  • The condition or quality of being weak. (noun)
  • A personal defect or failing. (noun)
  • A special fondness or inclination: has a weakness for fast cars. (noun)
  • Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous: Ice cream is his weakness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "weakness" in a sentence
  • "Sen. Clinton's main weakness is her high negatives."
  • "But, I think, you're dead right, Democrats don't like the term weakness but Barack Obama has needs and the fact that he has needs coming into his convention and what should be, by fundamentals, an overwhelmingly Democratic year, has many of the people who will be here in this hall, more than a little anxious."
  • "For my characters Mithro and Caesar, their weakness is the limitations of their powers."