Student Thesaurus

One entry found for weakness.
Entry Word: weakness
Function: noun
Text: 1 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor <the flu left me with such weakness that I could hardly stand>
Synonyms debilitation, debility, delicacy, delicateness, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languor, lowness
Related Words decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, exhaustion, nervous breakdown, prostration; defenselessness, helplessness; softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injury
Near Antonyms energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, huskiness, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; haleness, health, healthiness, soundness
Antonyms hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor
2 the quality or state of lacking strength of will or character <in a moment of weakness he shoplifted the comic book>
Synonyms frailness, frailty, softness, spinelessness
Related Words collapse; failing, flaw, foibles, peccadillo; evil, immorality, wickedness; corruption, corruptness
Near Antonyms discipline, self-discipline; goodness, morality, rightness, righteousness, uprightness, virtuousness
Antonyms backbone, firmness, fortitude, mettle, resoluteness, strength
3 a defect in character <his one weakness is his cockeyed optimism about everything> -- see FAULT 1
4 the quality or state of having little resistance to some outside agent <the devastating weakness of the immune system that is experienced by people with AIDS> -- see SUSCEPTIBILITY