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.
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
VERB + WEAKNESS
have, suffer from | cause, create | exploit | assess, identify | highlight, point out, reveal | minimize, overcome
WEAKNESS + VERB
The greatest weakness of the scheme lies in its lack of government support.
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
VERB + WEAKNESS
I've got a real weakness for chocolate.
| develop | overcome
He worries a lot about his weight, but can't overcome his weakness for fatty foods.
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