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Definition of weak:

  1. Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
  2. Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
  3. Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
  4. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
  5. Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
  6. 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.
  7. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
  8. Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
  9. Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
  10. Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
  11. Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
  12. Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
  13. Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
  14. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
  15. Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  16. Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
  17. 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.
  18. Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo- Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in - n. See Strong, 19 ( b).
  19. 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.
  20. Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
  21. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
  22. Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
  23. To make or become weak; to weaken.
  24. Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
  25. Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
  26. Wanting physical strength.

Synonyms:

implausible, handsome, hamstrung, inconsequential, human, under control, spineless, likely, specific, deep, affricate, federal, paralyzed, metaphysical, handcuffed, incredible, fallible, interpretive, unreasoning, thin, assailable, courageous, change, tenuous, ineffective, down-and-out, small, young, breakaway, raw, burning, limited, hatchet-faced, fragile, tottering, idle, unconvincing, within limits, good-looking, dry, wimpy, low-cal, fine, fuzzy, consonant, scant, overpowered, lightsome, precarious, lightheaded, friable, forceless, loud, derelict, enervated, delicate, unclouded, tottery, clear, abstract, brave, vague, nervous, effeminate, weakly, weak-willed, debile, unstrung, assonance, ability, exposed, acutely, wobbly, puny, inundated, craggy, governmental, drinkable, directionless, dull, backward, milk-and-water, unorganized, worn down, guest, ill-defined, active, full-bodied, alveolar, wispy, wonky, infirm, ergative, second-rate, woebegone, softened, indistinct, unstable, susceptible, invalid, handicapped, unaccented, half-hearted, shoddy, healthy, pale, popular, atonic, light, collectivist, helpless, limp-wristed, subtle, insubstantial, faint-hearted, incomplete, pitiful, close vowel, low-grade, imperfect, evergreen, anemic, corked, untrained, low, nerveless, timid, autonomous, buoyant, inconceivable, unsubstantial, aggregate, bicameral, orthodox, economic, loose, unbelievable, bad, promiscuous, unconceivable, chiseled, impersonal, lame, closed syllable, inaudible, antigrowth, purposeless, prohibitive, high and dry, hog-tied, ramshackle, washed-out, restrictive, alcoholic, wet, economically, calorie-free, inconsequent, expert, improbable, unstressed, weakened, poor, swamped, faltering, fresh, democratic, deflationary, rachitic, makeshift, slight, full-face, flaccid, interpretative, waterish, aspirate, diluted, bitter, baby-faced, bullish, soft, tender, wan, impuissant, impotent, imperative, palsied, low-powered, ineffectual, bleached, asthenic, whispered, malnourished, enfeebled, washy, restricted, faded, crumbly, inconspicuous, watered-down, irrational, deep-seated, green, theoretical, unsound, weak-kneed, muffled, light-colored, shaky, off-screen, deterministic, prostrated, casual, thinned, weak-minded, overwhelmed, watery, bilabial, vulnerable, swooning, worn, insecure, sluttish, intransitive, terrible, abstemious, imperceptible, fresh-faced, wanton, black, weakling, anaemic, namby-pamby, easy, conceptual, limp, breakable, effete, lame-duck, invisible, sick, lite, slack, affective, shadowy, bankable, carbonated, disgraceful, all-star, powerless, central, decaffeinated, overcome, furrowed, sapless, aspiration, faint, blind, debut, regular, engulfed, flimsy, wishy-washy, flabby, embarrassing, strong, light-headed, lax, experienced, crap, immature, nonrational, fainthearted, flea-bitten, brittle, absolute, absolutist, wimpish, depth, feeble, dilute, live, tumbledown, trained, unsteady, adynamic, colonialist, dire, unforceful, creaky, utopian, nonconformist, sleazy, exclusive, wakeful, debilitated, blurred, unreasonable, sapped, finite, pallid, decrepit, jerry-built, fallacious, delicately balanced, wearied, governing, dim, invertebrate, illegitimate, prostrate, frail, senile, characterless, languid, reeking, undisciplined, limiting, continuous, short, incapacitated, tripping, basic, rotten, flooded, clean, effervescent, paltry, causative, be easily led, gutless, future, capitalist.

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