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- weakenes (obsolete)
- (uncountable) The condition of being weak.
- In a small number of horses, muscle weakness may progress to paralysis.
- (countable) An inadequate quality; fault
- His inability to speak in front of an audience was his weakness.
- 2013 January 22, Phil McNulty, “Aston Villa 2-1 Bradford (3-4)”, in BBC:
- Bradford had preyed on Villa's inability to defend set pieces, corners in particular, in their first-leg win and took advantage of the weakness again as Hanson equalised to restore their two-goal aggregate lead.
- 2020 July 1, Paul Stephen, “Vital Connections”, in Rail, page 41:
- Such a male-dominated environment is also likely to contribute to the lingering presence of an outdated belief that expressing feelings and demonstrating emotion is a sign of weakness, deterring some men from discussing their problems.
- (countable) A special fondness or desire.
- She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate.
- (condition of being weak): frailty, powerlessness, vincibility, vulnerability
- (fault): fault, defect, flaw, hole
- (condition of being weak): strength, durability, invincibility, powerfulness
- (fault): strength, forte
condition of being weak