Weakness vs Faintness - What's the difference?

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Weakness is a related term of faintness.

As nouns the difference between weakness and faintness

is that weakness is (uncountable) the condition of being weak while faintness is the property of being or feeling faint.




  • (uncountable) The condition of being weak.
  • (countable) An inadequate quality; fault
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness , mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2013, date=January 22, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Aston Villa 2-1 Bradford (3-4) , passage=Bradford had preyed on Villa's inability to defend set pieces, corners in particular, in their first-leg win and took advantage of the weakness again as Hanson equalised to restore their two-goal aggregate lead.}}
  • (countable) A special fondness or desire.
  • Synonyms

    * (condition of being weak) vulnerability, vincibility, powerlessness * (fault) fault, defect


    * (condition of being weak) strength, durability, invincibility, powerfulness * (fault) strength, forte




  • The property of being or feeling faint.
  • Synonyms

    * faintheartedness * dimness

    See also

    * giddiness * light-headedness * vertigo