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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.


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