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Meaning & Definition of Weak in English

English

Weak

/wik/

adjective

1. Wanting in physical strength

  • "A weak pillar"
    synonym:
  • weak

2. Overly diluted

  • Thin and insipid
  • "Washy coffee"
  • "Watery milk"
  • "Weak tea"
    synonym:
  • watery
  • ,
  • washy
  • ,
  • weak

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"
    synonym:
  • unaccented
  • ,
  • light
  • ,
  • weak

4. Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

  • Having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
  • "I'm only a fallible human"
  • "Frail humanity"
    synonym:
  • fallible
  • ,
  • frail
  • ,
  • imperfect
  • ,
  • weak

5. Tending downward in price

  • "A weak market for oil stocks"
    synonym:
  • weak

6. Deficient or lacking in some skill

  • "He's weak in spelling"
    synonym:
  • weak

7. Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

  • "A feeble old woman"
  • "Her body looked sapless"
    synonym:
  • decrepit
  • ,
  • debile
  • ,
  • feeble
  • ,
  • infirm
  • ,
  • rickety
  • ,
  • sapless
  • ,
  • weak
  • ,
  • weakly

8. (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection

    synonym:
  • weak

9. Not having authority, political strength, or governing power

  • "A weak president"
    synonym:
  • weak

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"
    synonym:
  • faint
  • ,
  • weak

11. Likely to fail under stress or pressure

  • "The weak link in the chain"
    synonym:
  • weak

12. Deficient in intelligence or mental power

  • "A weak mind"
    synonym:
  • weak

Examples of using

I felt weak in the knees.
They defended weak people.
I was weak.