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noun American English pronunciation: weakness /ˈwiknəs/ 
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singularweakness
pluralweaknesses
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the state or condition of being weak

    You took advantage of me in a moment of weakness.

    He would not make any gesture that would show weakness.

    weakness of:

    the increasing weakness of the government

  2. 2
    [countable] a fault or problem that makes something or someone less effective or attractive
    weakness of:

    They listed the strengths and weaknesses of their product.

    weakness in:

    There are a number of weaknesses in this approach.

  3. 3
    [countable] a person's love or enjoyment of something
    weakness for:

    You know my weakness for chocolate.

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