Definition of 'weakness'
Example sentences containing 'weakness'
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Yet its travails have exposed the glaring weaknesses at the heart of the European financial sector. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its stance now is determinedly neutral; it could cut again if economic weakness requires it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is one of the great weaknesses of our time, of our country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was one weakness, though. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is a great weakness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But that, again, is a symptom of economic weakness rather than a cause. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More important is a longstanding weakness of the economy : British businesses and the government simply do not invest enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its very clarity and force shows the weakness of the case as it projects its strengths. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To me this is one of the great weaknesses a wonderful sport. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The privatisation bill will also expose his political weakness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We call it choking and put it down to weakness of character. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are too many weaknesses in the argument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The one weakness they have against their major rivals is a lack of strength in depth. The Sun (2013)It said the impact could be compounded if other areas of economic weakness emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This vigorous attempt at counterattack merely results in further weaknesses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The fiscal crisis instead reflects deep structural weaknesses in the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is right that politicians should be tested and their weaknesses exposed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was insistent that his problem was weakness of character. Seminary Boy (2006)Always admit weaknesses in your argument or acknowledge those facts that opponents might raise against your position. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995) Further weakness may provide a similar buying opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It will also help firms by addressing historic weaknesses in the economy. The Sun (2016)Do you have a money weakness? Times, Sunday Times (2006)We know our weaknesses and failings. Christianity Today (2000)The con exploited the weakness of Government computer systems which failed to spot the same address. The Sun (2011)The straitjacket of monetary union has made it harder for Greece to resolve its structural economic weaknesses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What is your money weakness? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The judge said: 'It failed to recognise the weakness of its case and the strength of the case against it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Criticism of both poets' works has been limited and different sorts of emphasis have led to verdicts that ignore strengths in one case and weaknesses in another. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Translations for 'weakness'
British English: weakness /ˈwiːknɪs/ NOUN
lack of energy Weakness is the state of having little strength or energy.
Symptoms of infection include weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
- American English: weakness
- Arabic: ضَعْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: fraqueza
- Chinese: 虚弱
- Croatian: slabost
- Czech: slabost
- Danish: svaghed
- Dutch: zwakte
- European Spanish: debilidad
- Finnish: heikkous
- French: faiblesse
- German: Schwäche
- Greek: αδυναμία
- Italian: debolezza
- Japanese: 弱いこと
- Korean: 허약
- Norwegian: svakhet
- Polish: słabość
- European Portuguese: fraqueza
- Romanian: slăbiciune
- Russian: слабость
- Spanish: debilidad
- Swedish: svaghet
- Thai: ความอ่อนแอ
- Turkish: zayıflık
- Ukrainian: слабкість
- Vietnamese: sự yếu ớt
British English: weakness NOUN
penchant If you have a weakness for something, you like it very much, although this is perhaps surprising or undesirable.
He himself had a weakness for cats.
Definition of weakness from the Collins English Dictionary
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