Definitions of weak

  1. lacking physical strength or vitality; " a feeble old woman"; " her body looked sapless"
  2. characterized by excessive softness or self- indulgence; " an effeminate civilization"
  3. having the attributes of man as opposed to e. g. divine beings; " I'm only human"; " frail humanity"
  4. lacking force; feeble; " a forceless argument"
  5. lacking power
  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"
  7. overly diluted; thin and insipid; " washy coffee"; " watery milk"; " weak tea"
  8. having little physical or spiritual strength; " a weak radio signal"; " a weak link"
  9. lacking physical strength or vigor
  10. ( grammar) used of verbs having standard ( or regular) inflection
  11. used of verbs having standard ( or regular) inflection
  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.
  13. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
  14. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
  15. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
  16. Wanting physical strength.
  17. Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
  18. Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
  19. Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
  20. Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
  21. Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
  22. Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
  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.
  24. Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
  25. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
  26. Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
  27. Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
  28. Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
  29. Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
  30. Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
  31. Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
  32. Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
  33. Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  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.
  35. Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
  36. Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo- Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in - n. See Strong, 19 ( b).
  37. To make or become weak; to weaken.
  38. Wanting strength, force, or power; as, a weak body; lacking mental or moral strength; simple; foolish; easily influenced or overcome; much diluted.
  39. Deficient in strength, feeble; delicate, not robust.
  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.
  41. WEAKLY.
  42. Wanting strength; feeble; dilute; inconclusive.
  43. Lacking in strength or force; feeble; yielding; deficient.
  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.
  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)
  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.

Antonyms for weak

acute, golden, proficient, pungent, pert, gingery, sound, true, sanitary, effective, stouthearted, able, justified, brave, dictatorial, bulletproof, omnipotent, puissant, strenuous, right, capable, frightful, forceful, master, hygienic, noticeable, imperceptible, significant, indomitable, intense, ghastly, virtuous, undiluted, excruciating, competent, emphatic, consequent, hard-bitten, mesomorphic, terrible, virtuoso, red-blooded, skillful, peppy, rich, major, salutary, fit, commonsensical, severe, sharp, rotund, accomplished, plangent, versed, assertive, Backboned, good, valid, implacable, hard, stalwart, industrial-strength, solid, firm, sane, explosive, gutsy, vinegary, blistering, bold, zingy, convincing, fearful, righteous, toughened, fresh, authoritarian, well-knit, able-bodied, exquisite, determined, insuperable, demonstrated, reverberative, acid, Convalescing, organized, veteran, daring, vital, plausible, unconquerable, intrepid, impregnable, invincible, Self-dependent, dangerous, doughty, lionhearted, consummate, skilled, orotund, established, tyrannical, recovering, knockout, resonant, bombproof, unperceivable, ethical, decisive, valorous, moral, insurmountable, formidable, just, fortified, wise, acidic, thick, knock-down, ropy, husky, smart, high-level, beardown, ironlike, logical, invigorated, hale, acidulous, Gutty, profound, unstoppable, full-blooded, courageous, corroborated, sonorous, commonsensible, inured, reverberating, infallible, clear, deep, reasoned, stiff, iron, wholesome, unappeasable, unbeatable, despotic, bouncing, viscid, mighty, persuasive, rational, validated, vibrant, sensible, influential, efficient, complete, upright, hardened, concentrated, sourish, reasonable, weighty, muscular, sober, magisterial, lusty, unyielding, reinforced, crackerjack, zesty, defensible, strapping, substantiated, fearsome, unrelenting, heady, whole, resolute, up, tangy, resounding, defendable, tremendous, heavy-duty, full, valiant, plush, ace, invulnerable, Energized, professed, intensive, masterful, Vitalized, vicious, bright, athletic, certain, manful, all-powerful, bullocky, fast, flush, big, compelling, ringing, gallant, burly, viscous, levelheaded, relentless, virile, well, keen, coherent, robust, hearty, adept, salty, sour, violent, educated, dreadful, fierce, brawny, hulking, confirmed, Undauntable, cogent, beefed-up, powerful, hardy, tart, evaporated, Recuperating, aggressive, syrupy, authoritative, hefty, tough, Enriched, independent, well-set, top, energetic, heavy, well-grounded, stout, dauntless, reverberant, grim, potent, stable, stressed, Tartish, Cast iron, rugged, nonhuman, healthful, fearless, dynamic, beefy, savory, tenable, sure, well-conditioned, bullnecked, ordered, vehement, masterly, conspicuous, experienced, practiced, telling, full-bodied, irregular, hellacious, undaunted, great, important, conclusive, brilliant, weapons-grade, commonsense, condensed, salubrious, enlightened, strengthened, greathearted, vigorous, dogged, well-founded, furious, analytic, senior, accented, principled, compleat, credible, mettlesome, autocratic, sinewy, dominant, informed, unflinching, ferocious, healthy, poignant, satisfying, expert, strong, nippy, sturdy.

Quotes of weak

  1. To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd to me a generous undertaking; for tho' it may be secure, 'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party. – Mary Astell
  2. The weak in courage is strong in cunning. – William Blake
  3. The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak became a stepping -stone in the pathway of the strong. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  5. If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak – William Godwin
  6. Fortune is the rod of the weak and the staff of the brave. – James Russell Lowell
  7. No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else. – Orison Swett Marden
  8. The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women. – Jose Marti
  9. Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind. – W. Somerset Maugham
  10. A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence. – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  11. I saw Ellen and my knees were weak It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that. – Portia de Rossi
  12. Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health. – Michael Servetus
  13. With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues. – Brian Setzer
  14. Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression. – Antonio Tabucchi

Usage examples for weak

  1. Then, because the girl was too weak to walk, he took her on his back and went away from that place. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  2. Or offer an excuse, how weak soe'er? – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  3. Besides, I am not so weak as, perhaps, you think." – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  4. He's weak that's the trouble with him. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. I always thought him a weak young man, and he wouldn't have done you any good. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  6. He'll not be so weak as that. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  7. Then I must always come three quarters of an hour late, for your tea is always either bitter or weak – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  8. You fancy you've a weak heart. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. What's your weak point? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  10. After this he lay upon his pillow, weak as a child, and smiling like one. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  11. The truly strong mind will keep its power to resist, but the slightly weak mind will find the suggestion of the surrounding life more powerful than the fear of possible loss. – Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg
  12. If our Chief had any weak point it was this Marquis. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. I am a woman, therefore weak – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  14. He had said his heart was weak – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. At first his voice was weak – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  16. Bob was a weak fool and something worse. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  17. She is very weak poor thing! – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  18. The doctor was sent for and he considered I was in a very weak state. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  19. I like it because- He appeared to be too weak to finish. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  20. Never mind, I'm not half so weak as I thought. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole

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