Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
weakness /'wi:knis/
  • danh từ
    • tính chất yếu, tính yếu đuối, tính yếu ớt; sự ốm yếu
    • tính nhu nhược, tính mềm yếu (tính tình)
    • tính chất non kém (trí nhớ, trình độ)
    • điểm yếu, nhược điểm
    • tính ưa chuộng, tính thích, tính nghiện
      • a weakness for Chinese tea: tính nghiện trà Trung quốc
Concise Dictionary
+a flaw or weak point
+powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
+the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain
+the condition of being financially weak
+a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 feebleness, frailty, fragility, delicacy, delicateness, vulnerability, infirmity, decrepitude:
They discovered a weakness in the structure of the bridge, so it had to be closed.
2 incapacity, irresolution, irresoluteness, impotence, powerlessness, puniness:
He is ashamed of his weakness in being unable to stop smoking.
3 weak point, foible, failing, fault, shortcoming, flaw, Achilles' heel, defect, imperfection, liability:
Her one great weakness is her inability to deny her children anything.
4 soft spot, fondness, affection, liking, preference, bent, leaning, inclination, fancy, penchant, predilection, proneness, proclivity, predisposition, partiality, appreciation, appetite, sweet tooth, taste, eye:
The two of them share a weakness for good food and wine.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U] lack of strength, power or determination: The sudden weakness in her legs made her stumble. + the weakness of the dollar against the pound + He thought that crying was a sign of weakness.
2 [C] a weak point in a system, sb's character, etc: It's important to know your own strengths and weaknesses. + Can you spot the weakness in her argument?
3 [C, usually sing.] ~ (for sth/sb) difficulty in resisting sth/sb that you like very much: He has a weakness for chocolate.
Collocation Dictionary

1 lack of strength


big, fundamental, great, major, serious, significant | small | physical | structural | personal | muscular | political | apparent, perceived
exploiting apparent weaknesses in the system
| inherent | human


have, suffer from | cause, create | exploit | assess, identify | highlight, point out, reveal | minimize, overcome


be, lie
The greatest weakness of the scheme lies in its lack of government support.


~ in
Service conditions soon revealed the inherent weaknesses in the vehicle's design.


a moment of weakness
In a moment of weakness I let him drive my car.
| a sign of weakness
He saw compromise as a sign of weakness.
| strengths and weaknesses
The appraisal system seeks to assess employees' strengths and weaknesses.

2 liking for sth/sb




I've got a real weakness for chocolate.
| develop | overcome


~ for
He worries a lot about his weight, but can't overcome his weakness for fatty foods.

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