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Weak meaning

weak - 27 dictionary results

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

weak - examples of usage

  1. But one dark night, while still somewhat weak, he went out to visit a friend. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Mooween's eyes are his weak point. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Although so weak after the affair at Hobkirk, Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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