Definitions for weakwik
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not strong; liable to give way under pressure or strain; fragile; frail.
lacking in bodily strength or healthy vigor, as from age or sickness; feeble; infirm.
lacking in force, potency, or efficacy; impotent, ineffectual, or inadequate:
weak sunlight; a weak president.
lacking in rhetorical or creative force or effectiveness.
lacking in logical or legal force or soundness:
a weak argument.
deficient in mental power, intelligence, or judgment.
not having much moral strength or force of character:
to prove weak under temptation.
deficient in amount, volume, intensity, etc.; faint; slight:
a weak electrical current; a weak pulse.
deficient, lacking, or poor in something specified:
I'm weak in spelling.
deficient in the essential or usual properties or ingredients:
unstressed, as a syllable, vowel, or word.
(of verbs in Germanic languages) forming the past tense and past participle by the addition of a suffix without change of the root vowel, as work, worked, or having a preterit ending in a dental, as bring, brought.
Ref: Compare strong (def. 24). 26 1
(of wheat or flour) having a low gluten content or having a poor quality of gluten.
characterized by a decline in prices:
a weak stock market.
Origin of weak:
1250–1300; ME weik < ON veikr, c. OE wāc
wanting in physical strength
"a weak pillar"
watery, washy, weak(adj)
overly diluted; thin and insipid
"washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
unaccented, light, weak(adj)
(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"
fallible, frail, imperfect, weak(adj)
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"
tending downward in price
"a weak market for oil stocks"
deficient or lacking in some skill
"he's weak in spelling"
decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
"a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
(used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
not having authority, political strength, or governing power
"a weak president"
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"
likely to fail under stress or pressure
"the weak link in the chain"
deficient in intelligence or mental power
"a weak mind"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not physically strong or healthy
My legs felt weak.; He seemed weaker and couldn't even sit up.
The beam was too weak to support the roof.
the weak economy; The dollar is weak against the Euro.
the defense's weak arguments
not having enough power, determination, or support from others
a leader who is too weak to negotiate
difficult to see or hear
a weak sound coming from the basement
students' weak math skills
a weak gin and tonic; a weak bleach solution
the thing that can cause sb or sth to fail
The police are trying to find the gang's weak spot.
Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.
Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
We were served stale bread and weak tea.
Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.
One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
Bad or uncool.
This place is weak.
Origin: weike, from veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wīcan "to yield." Proto-Indo-European base *weik- "to bend, wind". Replaced the native Old English wac.
wanting physical strength
deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted
not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope
not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship
not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant
not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress
lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint
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
lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army
not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc
feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate
resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish
not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering
not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue
wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty
not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case
wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style
not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble
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
tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market
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)
pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b)
to make or become weak; to weaken
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2838
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3746
Rank popularity for the word 'weak' in Adjectives Frequency: #297
Translations for weak
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
lacking in physical strength
Her illness has made her very weak.
- ضَعيف الجِسِمArabic
- fraco / débilPortuguese (BR)
- svag; slapDanish
- máttlaus, veikburðaIcelandic
- (체력이) 약한Korean
- vājš; nespēcīgsLatvian
- svak(elig), skrøpeligNorwegian
- słaby, słabowityPolish
- svag, klen, vekSwedish
- zayıf, güçsüzTurkish
- 虛弱的Chinese (Trad.)
- слабкий, кволийUkrainian
- 虚弱的Chinese (Simp.)
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