debilidad
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debilidad(
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (physical debility)
a. weakness
Intentó levantar la caja pero, por su debilidad, no pudo.He tried to lift the box, but due to his weakness, he couldn't do it.
b. feebleness
Después de un mes en cama, su debilidad no le permitía hacer nada sólo.After a month in bed, his feebleness didn't allow him to do anything by himself.
c. frailty
La debilidad cada vez mayor de mi abuela impidía que disfrutara de su paseo diario.My grandmother's increasing frailty was preventing her from enjyoing her daily walk.
2. (mental debility)
a. weakness
Su falta de decir la verdad era una señal de su debilidad de carácter.Her failure to tell the truth was a sign of her weakness of character.
b. feebleness
Su argumento irracional fue otra prueba de su debilidad mental.His irrational argument was further proof of his mental feebleness.
c. laxness
La debilidad del cuerpo policiaco conllevó a una tragedia en la comunidad.The police force's laxness led to a tragedy in the community.
d. frailty
La obra examina la debilidad humana através de la dinámica entre los dos protagonistas.The play explores human frailty through the dynamic between the two central characters.
3. (fondness)
a. weakness
Irene tiene una debilidad por el mezcal.Irene has a weakness for mezcal.
b. soft spot
Tengo una debilidad por los gatitos.I have a soft spot for kittens.
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debilidad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flojedad)
a. weakness
tener debilidad porto have a soft spot for
el chocolate es su debilidadhe has a weakness for chocolate
2. (condescendencia)
a. laxness
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debilidad
1 (falta de fuerzas) (gen) weakness; (extrema) feebleness; (por mala salud o avanzada edad) frailty
debilidad senil senility
2 [de carácter] weakness; [de esfuerzo] feebleness; half-heartedness
la debilidad de su fuerza de voluntad his lack of willpower
3 (poca intensidad) [de voz, ruido] faintness; [de luz] dimness
4 (inclinación)
los niños son mi debilidad I love o adore children; tengo debilidad por el chocolate I have a weakness for chocolate; tener debilidad por algn to have a soft spot for sb
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