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noun weakness pronunciation in British English /ˈwiːknəs/
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pluralweaknesses
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the state or condition of being weak
    He would not make any gesture that would show weakness.
    weakness of: the increasing weakness of the government
    You took advantage of me at a moment of weakness.
  2. 2
    [countable] a fault or problem that makes something or someone less effective or attractive
    weakness in: There are a number of weaknesses in this approach.
    weakness of: They listed the strengths and weaknesses of their product.
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  3. 3
    [countable] a persons love or enjoyment of something
    weakness for: You know my weakness for chocolate.

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