VS.

Weakness vs. Foible

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Weaknessnoun

(uncountable) The condition of being weak.

‘In a small number of horses, muscle weakness may progress to paralysis.’;

Foiblenoun

A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; an unusual habit that is slightly strange or silly.

‘Try to look past his foibles and see the friendly fellow underneath.’;

Weaknessnoun

(countable) An inadequate quality; fault

‘His inability to speak in front of an audience was his weakness.’;

Foiblenoun

A weakness or failing of character.

Weaknessnoun

(countable) A special fondness or desire.

‘She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate.’;

Foiblenoun

(fencing) Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.

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Weaknessnoun

The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness.

Foibleadjective

(obsolete) Weak; feeble.

Weaknessnoun

That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.

‘Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character.’;

Foibleadjective

Weak; feeble.

Weaknessnoun

a flaw or weak point;

‘he was quick to point out his wife's failings’;

Foiblenoun

A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.

‘A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles.’;

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Weaknessnoun

powerlessness revealed by an inability to act;

‘in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active’;

Foiblenoun

The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; - opposed to forte.

Weaknessnoun

the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain;

‘his weakness increased as he became older’; ‘the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed’;

Foiblenoun

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

Weaknessnoun

the condition of being financially weak;

‘the weakness of the dollar against the yen’;

Foiblenoun

the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

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Weaknessnoun

a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you;

‘he has a weakness for chocolate’;

Weaknessnoun

the state or condition of being weak

‘the country's weakness in international dealings’;

Weaknessnoun

a disadvantage or fault

‘you must recognize your product's strengths and weaknesses’;

Weaknessnoun

a person or thing that one is unable to resist or likes excessively

‘you're his one weakness—he should never have met you’;

Weaknessnoun

a self-indulgent liking for

‘his weakness for prawn cocktails’;

Weakness

Weakness is a symptom of a number of different conditions. The causes are many and can be divided into conditions that have true or perceived muscle weakness.

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