Definitions of weak

  1. lacking physical strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. characterized by excessive softness or self-indulgence; "an effeminate civilization" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only human"; "frail humanity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. lacking power Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. having little physical or spiritual strength; "a weak radio signal"; "a weak link" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. lacking physical strength or vigor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (grammar) used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Wanting physical strength. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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
  35. Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b). Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To make or become weak; to weaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. 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.
  39. Deficient in strength, feeble; delicate, not robust. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  40. 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.
  41. WEAKLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Wanting strength; feeble; dilute; inconclusive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Lacking in strength or force; feeble; yielding; deficient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. 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.
  47. w[=e]k, adj. soft: wanting strength and vigour: not able to sustain a great weight: wanting health: easily overcome: feeble of mind: wanting moral or mental force: frail: unsteady: slight or incomplete: having little of the chief ingredient: impressible: inconclusive: (Shak.) inconsiderable: (gram.) of a verb inflected by regular syllabic addition instead of by change of the main vowel: tending downward in price.--adj. WEAK'-BUILT (Shak.), ill-founded.--v.t. WEAK'EN, to make weak: to reduce in strength or spirit.--v.i. to grow weak or weaker.--n. WEAK'ENER, one who or that which weakens.--adjs. WEAK'-EYED, having weak eyes or sight; WEAK'-HAND'ED, powerless; WEAK'-HEAD'ED, having a feeble intellect; WEAK'-HEART'ED (Shak.), of weak or feeble heart or spirit; WEAK'-HINGED, ill-balanced; WEAK'-KNEED, having weak knees: weak in will.--n. WEAK'LING, a weak or feeble creature.--adv. WEAK'LY.--adj. WEAK'-MIND'ED, of feeble powers of mind.--ns. WEAK'-MIND'EDNESS; WEAK'NESS.--adjs. WEAK'-SIGHT'ED, having feeble eyesight; WEAK'-SPIR'ITED, bearing wrong tamely, cowardly.--WEAKER SEX, women; WEAKER VESSEL (see VESSEL).--WEAK SIDE, POINT, that side or point in which a person is most easily influenced or most liable to temptation. [A.S. wác, pliant--wican, to yield; Dut. week, Ice. veikr, Ger. weich.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. Wanting in strength or power or number, fragile, easily broken or bent or defeated (w. barrier, rope, &c.; a w. eleven, of poor players; offer but a w. resistance; w. vessel usu. fig., unreliable person; a w. crew, short-handed; w. hand, deficient in high cards; the weaker sex, women; weakest goes to WALL; w. knees usu. fig., inability to stand firm, want of resolution, whence weak-kneed a.; w. ending in blank verse, unaccented or proclitic word such as if at end); wanting in vigour, not acting strongly, sickly, feeble, (w. constitution, want of power to resist disease &c.; w. stomach, easily upset; w. eyes, sight, easily tired or not seeing well, whence weak-eyed, weak-sighted, aa.; w. heart, acting feebly; w. mind, head, below average in intelligence, verging on idiocy, whence weak-minded, weak-headed, aa.; so w. intellect; w. imagination; w. voice, easily tired or not reaching far; w. demand for goods or stocks, slack; so the market was w.); wanting in resolution or power of resisting temptation, easily led, (w. character, man; person\'s w. side or point, at which he is open to temptation), (of action) indicating want of resolution in agent (a w. surrender, compliance); unconvincing, logically deficient, (w. logic, evidence; a w. argument); (of mixed liquid or solution) watery, thin, (w. tea, brandy-&-water, brine); (of style &c.) not nervous or well-knit, diffuse, slipshod; (Gram.) inflected by consonantal additions to, not vowel change in, stem (in English esp. of verbs making past& p.p. by addition of -ed). Hence or cogn. weaken v.t. & i., weakish (2) a., weakly (-ly) adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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