1. The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness.
2. That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.
Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character. --Spectator.
Syn: -- Feebleness; debility; languor; imbecility; infirmness; infirmity; decrepitude; frailty; faintness.
n 1: a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's
failings" [syn: failing]
2: powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of
their weakness the group remains highly active" [syn: helplessness,
3: the property of lacking physical or mental strength;
liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain;
"his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness
of the span was overlooked until it collapsed" [ant: strength]
4: the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of
the dollar against the yen" [ant: strength]
5: a penchant for something even though it might not be good
for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"