- weak|nessW3 [ˈwi:knıs] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(fault)¦2¦(lack of power)¦3¦(body)¦4¦(character)¦5¦(money)¦6 a weakness for something▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1.) ¦(FAULT)¦a fault in someone's character or in a system, organization, design etc▪ The legislation has a fundamental weakness.▪ The plan has strengths and weaknesses .2.) ¦(LACK OF POWER)¦[U]lack of strength, power, or influenceweakness in▪ weakness in the economyweakness of▪ the growing weakness of local government3.) ¦(BODY)¦[U]the state of being physically weak▪ muscular weaknessweakness in▪ weakness in the right arm4.) ¦(CHARACTER)¦[U]lack of determination shown in someone's behaviour▪ He couldn't explain his weakness in giving in to her demands.▪ I dared not cry or show any sign of weakness .weakness of▪ his weakness of character5.) ¦(MONEY)¦[U]the condition of not being worth a lot of moneyweakness of▪ the weakness of the pound against the dollar6.) a weakness for sthif you have a weakness for something, you like it very much even though it may not be good for you▪ I have a real weakness for fashionable clothes.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.