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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 weak·ness /-nəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weak·ness, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"