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 weak weak

adj

  • () wanting in physical strength  ( weak )
    wanting in physical strength
     a weak pillar
    a weak pillar
  • () overly diluted; thin and insipid  ( washy, watery, weak )
    overly diluted; thin and insipid
     washy coffee
    washy coffee
     watery milk
    watery milk
     weak tea
    weak tea
  • () wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings  ( fallible, frail, imperfect, weak )
    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
     I'm only a fallible human
    I'm only a fallible human
     frail humanity
    frail humanity
  • () (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress  ( unaccented, weak, light )
    (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
     a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable
    a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable
     a weak stress on the second syllable
    a weak stress on the second syllable
  • deficient in intelligence or mental power  ( weak )
    deficient in intelligence or mental power
     a weak mind
    a weak mind
  • likely to fail under stress or pressure  ( weak )
    likely to fail under stress or pressure
     the weak link in the chain
    the weak link in the chain
  • deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc  ( weak, faint )
    deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
     a faint outline
    a faint outline
     the wan sun cast faint shadows
    the wan sun cast faint shadows
     the faint light of a distant candle
    the faint light of a distant candle
     weak colors
    weak colors
     a faint hissing sound
    a faint hissing sound
     a faint aroma
    a faint aroma
     a weak pulse
    a weak pulse
  • not having authority, political strength, or governing power  ( weak )
    not having authority, political strength, or governing power
     a weak president
    a weak president
  • (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection  ( weak )
    (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
  • lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality  ( debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly )
    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
     a feeble old woman
    a feeble old woman
     her body looked sapless
    her body looked sapless
  • deficient or lacking in some skill  ( weak )
    deficient or lacking in some skill
     he's weak in spelling
    he's weak in spelling
  • tending downward in price  ( weak )
    tending downward in price
     a weak market for oil stocks
    a weak market for oil stocks