Common Germanic (wanting in Gothic and Frisian): Old English wác, corresponding to Old Saxon, Middle Low German wêk, Middle Dutch weec (Dutch week), Old High German weih (Middle High German, German weich) yielding, soft, Old Norse veikr, vøyk-r (Swedish vek, Danish veg soft, Norwegian veik) weak < Old Germanic *waikwo-, < *waikw-: *wῑkw- to yield, give way


  • 1: the quality or state of being weak; also : an instance or period of being weak <backed down in a moment of weakness>
  • 2: fault, defect
  • 3a : a special desire or fondness <has a weakness for sweets>
b : an object of special desire or fondness <pizza is my weakness>
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Weakness is a symptom used to describe a number of different conditions, including: lack of muscle strength, malaise, dizziness or fatigue. The causes are many and can be divided into conditions that have true or perceived muscle weakness. True muscle weakness is a primary symptom of a variety of skeletal muscle diseases, including muscular dystrophy and inflammatory myopathy. It occurs in neuromuscular junction disorders, such as myasthenia gravis.

Weakness can be central, neural and peripheral. Central muscle weakness manifests as an overall, bodily or systemic, sense of energy deprivation, and peripheral weakness manifests as a local, muscle-specific incapacity to do work. Neural weakness can be both central and peripheral.[1]


All of your being must traverse the path at once. It is not possible to get too far ahead of yourselves for always must the weakest part of you catch up to the strongest. There is no way to circumvent this law of the universe for just when you feel yourself really making progress will you be tripped up and embarrassed, perhaps, by a behavior or reaction you thought you had outgrown. It is important to remember that you are only as strong as that most vulnerable place. - Ham