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Dictionary definition for: Weakness

1. (n) a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife''s failings"

2. (n) powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

5. (n) a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"

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