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weakness

noun     /ˈwiːk.nəs/
B2 [U] the fact or state of not being strong or powerful : Any change of policy will be interpreted as a sign of weakness.Weakness and vulnerability B2 [C] a particular part or quality of someone or something that is not good or effective : There are definite weaknesses in their security arrangements . His main weakness as a manager is his inability to delegate . The later novels show none of the weaknesses of his earlier work .Faults and mistakesWeakness and vulnerability weakness for C2 a strong liking , usually for something that might have unpleasant or unwanted effects : My diet would be fine if only I didn't have this weakness for sweet things.Liking
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