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weak meaning and definition

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WEAK adjective

Definition of weak (adjective)

  1. wanting in physical strength
    • "a weak pillar"
    • antonym: strong
  2. overly diluted; thin and insipid
    • "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
    • synonyms: washy, watery
  3. (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"
    • synonyms: light, unaccented
  4. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
  5. tending downward in price
    • "a weak market for oil stocks"
  6. deficient or lacking in some skill
    • "he's weak in spelling"
  7. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
  8. (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
  9. not having authority, political strength, or governing power
    • "a weak president"
  10. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    • "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse"
    • synonyms: faint
  11. likely to fail under stress or pressure
    • "the weak link in the chain"
  12. deficient in intelligence or mental power
    • "a weak mind"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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