Synonyms for weakness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : week-nis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈwik nɪs

Top 10 synonyms for weakness Other synonyms for the word weakness

Définition of weakness

Origin :
  • c.1300, "quality of being weak," from weak + -ness. Meaning "a disadvantage, vulnerability" is from 1590s. That of "self-indulgent fondness" is from 1712; meaning "thing for which one has an indulgent fondness" is from 1822.
  • noun defect, proneness
Example sentences :
  • Making an effort to rise, he seemed surprised at his own weakness.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • In spite of her calculations, in spite of her love of money, he could make her feel her weakness.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Would he be strong or weak; and what would be weakness, and what strength, in a position so strange?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Be happy, and rejoice in your weakness—but turn now to the strong for strength.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • You have summoned me in my weakness; you must sustain me by your strength.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He measured your blindness and weakness by the standard of His own knowledge and almightiness.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The unfit brought in for strength are weakness and destruction.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He fell on the floor, and in weakness mixed with cowardice lay where he fell.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The son met his father's gaze with a level look in which there was no weakness.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It was the best he could do, and it shamed him, for he knew its weakness.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Antonyms for weakness

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