Engelsk ordbog

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Engelsk navneord: weakness

1. weakness (om tilstand) a flaw or weak point

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe was quick to point out his wife's failings.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)failing

Mindre specifikke termerimperfection, imperfectness

Mere specifikke termerfatigue, flaw, inadequacy, insufficiency

2. weakness (om egenskab) powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIn spite of their weakness the group remains active.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)helplessness, impuissance

Mindre specifikke termerimpotence, impotency, powerlessness

3. weakness (om egenskab) the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis weakness increased as he became older.
The weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed.

Mindre specifikke termerproperty

Mere specifikke termeradynamia, attenuation, delicacy, enervation, faintness, fatigability, feebleness, flimsiness, fragility, inanition, insubstantiality, lassitude, lethargy, littleness, shoddiness, slackness, smallness, soft spot, tenuity, vulnerability, weak part, weak spot

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)strength

4. weakness (om tilstand) the condition of being financially weak

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe weakness of the dollar against the yen.

Mindre specifikke termerbad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)strength

5. weakness (om fornemmelse) a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe has a weakness for chocolate.

Mindre specifikke termerpenchant, predilection, preference, taste

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