weakness of character

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could have been taken from Putin's playbook on how to turn incompetence and weakness of character into the appearance of omnipotence and bold leadership.
The crass label of "terrorist sympathiser" he slapped on anyone who had a different view from him on bombing IS and his refusal to apologise showed a weakness of character and undermined the Commons debate.
When the betrayal is opportunistic, your colleague acts thoughtlessly and demonstrates a weakness of character.
In fact, it's a serious ailment, not a weakness of character, nor just a passing blue mood.
I support the perspective that it's not a weakness of character that's controllable through force of will.
George Miller Beard, MD, who first described the condition, attributed the cause to the hectic life in America, erosion of religious faith, the mental activity of women, industrialization, bad habits, weakness of character, and cerebral occupations.
Mistry is a genius at this and does not shy away from exposing the Parsi community warts and all, yet retaining a warmth and empathy that is ultimately hugely forgiving of human frailty and weakness of character.
He curses the pig and his own weakness of character in not knowing how to shake him off.
It refers not only to the target's lack of virility but also to his weakness of character, lack of determination, competence and coherence - virtues that, rightly or wrongly, are still identified as pertaining to the male gender.
It indicates weakness of character, which is normally overcome by strong faith.
In their hands, Portis' intriguing observations about humanity continue to drive the narrative and get masterful cinematic assists: in True Grit, everyone seems to have strength of character and weakness of character, and those qualities often arise in unusual moments and from unusual places.