Strength and Weakness

Strength and Weakness

See also fatigue.

Obsolete, recovery of strength after an illness. See also food and nutrition.
Rare. strength in battle.
Medicine. any of several conditions characterized by lack or loss of strength and energy, as neurasthenia, myasthenia, or somasthenia. — asthenie, adj.
equalness of force, validity, etc. — equipollent, adj. See also logic.
Medicine. a condition of diminished power, especially of diminished electrical activity of the cerebral cortex.
a condition of abnormal weakness or loss of strength. — hypos-thenic, adj.
1. a condition of reduced or absent power; weakness.
2. a complete failure of sexual power, especially in the male. Also called impotence, impotentness. — impotent, adj.
Obsolete, a state of good health; strength.
the state or quality of being invertebrate or without a backbone, as certain organisms, animals, etc.; hence, spinelessness; exhibiting a lack of strength of character. — invertebrate, adj.
the susceptibility to error or lapses of any kind, as a human failing. — labile, adj.
1. the state or quality of being a weak and ineffectual person.
2. behavior or attitudes typical of a milksop.
atrophy or wasting away of the muscles.
the state or quality of being infinite in power, authority, or might. — omnipotent, adj.
strength of body; vital force. — sthenic, adj.
the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
References in classic literature ?
The union of gentleness and pride, strength and weakness in Ginevra were, to him, irresistible attractions, and he was utterly subjugated by her.
All the contradictions in the character rang true: the humour, the pathos, the surface vanity covering a real diffidence, the strength and weakness fighting one another.
Meantime, as life wears on, it proves a game of permutation and combination of all possible positions of the parties, to employ all the resources of each and acquaint each with the strength and weakness of the other.