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  Words related to weakness

Related / Similar Words: helplessness, impuissance, failing

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active";
  • a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate";
  • a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife''s failings";
  • the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen";

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    Hyponyms: adynamia, feebleness, tenuity, flimsiness, shoddiness, fragility, delicacy, insubstantiality, attenuation, enervation, fatigability, inanition, lassitude, lethargy, weak part, weak spot, soft spot, vulnerability, insufficiency, inadequacy, fatigue, flaw

     

    Derivational Morphology: fail

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 虛弱   Finnish: heikkous  
    French: faiblesse   German: Schwäche  
    Greek: αδυναμία   Italian: debolezza  
    Japanese: 弱さ   Polish: słabość  
    Portuguese: fraqueza   Russian: слабость  
    Spanish: debilidad   Swedish: svaghet  
    Thai: ความอ่อนแอ  
     
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