Pronunciation: (wēk'nis), [key]
1. the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
2. an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person's character; slight fault or defect: to show great sympathy for human weaknesses.
3. a self-indulgent liking or special fondness, as for a particular thing: I've always had a weakness for the opera.
4. an object of special desire; something very difficult to resist: Chocolates were her weakness.
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