Definitions of weak

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