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Definitions of weak

  1. Wanting physical strength. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b). Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a) Webster Dictionary DB
  21. WEAKLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. having little physical or spiritual strength; "a weak radio signal"; "a weak link" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. lacking physical strength or vigor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. (grammar) used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To make or become weak; to weaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Wanting strength, force, or power; as, a weak body; lacking mental or moral strength; simple; foolish; easily influenced or overcome; much diluted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Soft: wanting strength: not able to sustain a great weight: wanting health: easily overcome: feeble of mind: wanting moral force: frail: unsteady: slight or incomplete: having little of the chief ingredient: impressible: inconclusive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Wanting strength; feeble; dilute; inconclusive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Lacking in strength or force; feeble; yielding; deficient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Having little physical strength; feeble; infirm: not healthy: not able to bear a great weight; not strong; not able to resist attack: feeble of mind; wanting spirit: wanting in strengthening ingredients; not politically powerful: not having force of authority; not having moral force or power to convince; not well supported by argument: unfortified; accessible; not having full conviction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. What yields to pressure; having little physical strength; feeble; infirm; easily broken; yielding; not strong; faint or low, as sound; having little of ingredients; not well supported by reason or argument; not having moral force. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for weak

  1. I always thought him a weak young man, and he wouldn't have done you any good. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. If our Chief had any weak point it was this Marquis. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
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