What does weakly mean?

Definitions for weakly
ˈwik liweak·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word weakly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklyadverb

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

  2. weaklyadverb

    in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree

    "weakly agreed to a compromise"; "wheezed weakly"; "he was weakly attracted to her"


  1. weaklyadverb

    With little strength or force

  2. weaklyadjective

    Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution; weak.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Weaklyadjective

    Not strong; not healthy.

    Etymology: from weak.

    Being old and weakly, twenty years in prison, it was ten to one that ever I should have returned. Walter Raleigh.

  2. Weaklyadverb

    Etymology: from weak.

    The motion of gravity worketh weakly, both far from the earth, and also within the earth. Francis Bacon.

    Was plighted faith so weakly seal’d above,
    That for one error, I must lose your love? Dryden.

    This high gift of strength committed to me,
    Under the seal of silence could not keep,
    But weakly to a woman must reveal it. John Milton.

    Tancred, I neither am dispos’d to make
    Request for life, nor offer’d life to take:
    Much less deny the deed; but least of all
    Beneath pretended justice weakly fall. John Dryden, Fables.


  1. weakly

    In a general sense, the term "weakly" is used to describe anything that is not strong or less intense. It could refer to something lacking strength, intensity, conviction, quantity, quality or not being effective or convincing. It could also refer to something happening or performed once a week. The context largely determines the exact connotation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weaklyadverb

    in a weak manner; with little strength or vigor; feebly

  2. Weakly

    not strong of constitution; infirm; feeble; as, a weakly woman; a man of a weakly constitution

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weakly is ranked #43077 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Weakly surname appeared 502 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Weakly.

    79.4% or 399 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 93 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weakly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weakly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of weakly in a Sentence

  1. Michael Weinstein:

    The complaint, which weakly tries tocast the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) as the evil,bête noire,main villain here, outrageously plays down that the issue was Shields of Strength’s use of the trademarked Department of Defense (DoD) branch emblems on its religious products.

  2. Tallulah Bankhead:

    I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

  3. Richard Hewston:

    For example, in India and Pakistan, to some extent, there are building codes in place but they are very weakly implemented. You see construction going on, on the sides of landslide-prone mountains or in flood plains, in theory, there's urban planning.

  4. Paul Callan:

    In the end a prosecution case which started weakly built to a strong conclusion.

  5. Alex Verdugo:

    Off the bat, I knew I hit it well, but the ball just kept carrying, i was fortunate enough to get it over the fence. The thought process behind that at-bat was the at-bat before I chased an offspeed pitch and hit it weakly to first base. My goal was just basically let the ball get deep, let it travel and try to stay up the middle as best I could.

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