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English definition of “weakness”

weakness

noun     /ˈwiːknəs/
FEELING WEAK [U] B2 the state of not being strong or powerful: Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.Weakness and vulnerability
FAULT [C] B2 a particular part or quality of something or someone that is not good: What do you think are your weaknesses as a manager? There are a number of weaknesses in this proposal.Faults and mistakes
have a weakness for sth/sb to like a particular thing or person very much: She has a real weakness for ice cream.Weakness and vulnerabilityLiking
(Definition of weakness noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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