Synonyms of 'weakness'
1 frailtyDictionary, fatigue, exhaustionSymptoms of anaemia include weakness and fatigue.
a triumph of will over human frailty
He is suffering from nervous exhaustion.
seriously injured because of the fragility of their bones
In spite of his age and infirmity, he is still producing plays.
Anxiety or general debility can play a part in allergies.
the boundary between healthy middle age and total decrepitude
2 likingDictionary, appetite, penchantCarol has a great weakness for ice cream.
She had a liking for good clothes.
our growing appetite for scandal
He had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
He set out to follow his artistic inclinations.
I've always had a fondness for jewels.
his predilection for blondes
He was indulging his peculiar sexual proclivities.
his partiality for junk food
He has a proneness to making unfortunate remarks.
4 inadequacyDictionary, deficiency, transparencyShe was quick to spot the weakness in his argument.
5 failingDictionary, fault, defectHis main weakness was his violent temper.
He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
His manners always made her blind to his faults.
The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
the most serious deficiency in their air defence
The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
His book has its shortcomings.
the one blemish on an otherwise resounding success
He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
chink in your armour
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
related phobia asthenophobia
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
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Thesaurus for weakness from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you have a weakness for something, you like it very much, although this is perhaps surprising or undesirable .