the state or quality of being weak
; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person's character; slight fault or defect: to show great sympathy for human weaknesses.
a self-indulgent liking or special fondness, as for a particular thing: I've always had a weakness for the opera.
of special desire; something very difficult to resist: Chocolates were her weakness.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English weikenes. Related forms
flaw. See fault
penchant, passion, hunger, appetite.