Synonyms of weakness
1 frailtyDictionary • Symptoms of anaemia include weakness and fatigue.
frailty • a triumph of will over human frailty
exhaustion • He is suffering from nervous exhaustion.
fragility • seriously injured because of the fragility of their bones
infirmity • In spite of his age and infirmity, he is still producing plays.
debility • Anxiety or general debility can play a part in allergies.
decrepitude • the boundary between healthy middle age and total decrepitude
2 likingDictionary • Carol has a great weakness for ice cream.
liking • She had a liking for good clothes.
appetite • our growing appetite for scandal
penchant • He had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
inclination • He set out to follow his artistic inclinations.
fondness • I've always had a fondness for jewels.
predilection • his predilection for blondes
proclivity (formal) • He was indulging his peculiar sexual proclivities.
partiality • his partiality for junk food
proneness • He has a proneness to making unfortunate remarks.
3 powerlessness • People are always taking advantage of his weakness.
impotence • a sense of impotence in the face of disaster
meekness • She was reduced to an embarrassing posture of meekness and submission.
4 inadequacyDictionary • She was quick to spot the weakness in his argument.
inadequacy • He drank heavily in an effort to forget his own inadequacies.
deficiency • They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
5 failingDictionary • His main weakness was his violent temper.
failing • He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
fault • His manners always made her blind to his faults.
defect • The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
deficiency • the most serious deficiency in their air defence
flaw • The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
shortcoming • His book has its shortcomings.
blemish • the one blemish on an otherwise resounding success
imperfection • He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
chink in your armour
lack • Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
PROVERB:A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
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appetiteSomeone's appetite for something is their strong desire for it.
• our growing appetite for scandal
blemishA blemish on something is a small fault in it.
• the one blemish on an otherwise resounding success
debilityDebility is a weakness of a person's body or mind, especially one caused by an illness.
• Anxiety or general debility can play a part in allergies.
Thesaurus for weakness from the Collins English Thesaurus