What are some opposite words for strong?

Antonyms for strong
strɔŋ, strɒŋ; ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-; ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strong(adj)

    having strength or power greater than average or expected

    "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"

    Antonyms:
    puny, pallid, anaemic, unsound, shoddy, weakened, lame, flimsy, spineless, pale, vulnerable, regular, feeble, unforceful, sick, wishy-washy, stale, wan, asthenic, debilitated, anemic, forceless, gutless, faint, weak, namby-pamby, nonalcoholic, powerless, adynamic, mild, enervated, jerry-built

    Synonyms:
    firm, inviolable, unassailable, stiff, warm, hard, potent, unattackable, solid, impregnable, secure, substantial

  2. strong(adj)

    not faint or feeble

    "a strong odor of burning rubber"

    Antonyms:
    namby-pamby, mild, unforceful, vulnerable, pale, spineless, wishy-washy, lame, weak, feeble, sick, shoddy, powerless, weakened, jerry-built, forceless, flimsy, anaemic, debilitated, anemic, puny, pallid, adynamic, gutless, asthenic, regular, wan, enervated, faint, stale, nonalcoholic, unsound

    Synonyms:
    firm, inviolable, unassailable, stiff, warm, hard, potent, unattackable, solid, impregnable, secure, substantial

  3. potent, strong(adj)

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

    Antonyms:
    wishy-washy, forceless, shoddy, feeble, unsound, pale, anaemic, namby-pamby, weakened, regular, wan, debilitated, vulnerable, pallid, weak, powerless, faint, gutless, flimsy, jerry-built, spineless, sick, enervated, mild, asthenic, unforceful, anemic, nonalcoholic, adynamic, stale, puny, lame

    Synonyms:
    firm, inviolable, unassailable, stiff, warm, hard, potent, virile, unattackable, solid, impregnable, powerful, secure, substantial

  4. potent, strong, stiff(adj)

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

    "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

    Antonyms:
    adynamic, powerless, namby-pamby, sick, wishy-washy, unforceful, wan, regular, jerry-built, shoddy, unsound, enervated, anaemic, weakened, weak, nonalcoholic, spineless, debilitated, stale, feeble, pallid, puny, flimsy, pale, vulnerable, lame, mild, gutless, anemic, asthenic, forceless, faint

    Synonyms:
    stiff, slopped, pissed, steadfast, blind drunk, unfaltering, inviolable, besotted, solid, secure, buckram, warm, unassailable, pixilated, cockeyed, crocked, substantial, powerful, plastered, fuddled, tight, firm, hard, unattackable, soused, soaked, sozzled, virile, squiffy, unbendable, unshakable, blotto, unwavering, rigid, impregnable, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, potent, starchy, loaded, wet, steady

  5. impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable(adj)

    immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

    "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection"

    Antonyms:
    feeble, unforceful, wishy-washy, weakened, asthenic, mild, anaemic, stale, gutless, vulnerable, pale, powerless, faint, weak, flimsy, pallid, debilitated, lame, puny, namby-pamby, regular, wan, shoddy, spineless, anemic, sick, jerry-built, nonalcoholic, forceless, enervated, unsound, adynamic

    Synonyms:
    conceptive, potent, watertight, dependable, safe, absolute, substantial, inviolate, untroubled, inviolable, unshakable, untouchable, warm, good, stiff, inexpugnable, unafraid, infrangible, unattackable, unassailable, bulletproof, firm, solid, sacrosanct, hard, impregnable, secure

  6. solid, strong, substantial(adj)

    of good quality and condition; solidly built

    "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings"

    Antonyms:
    wan, gutless, sick, lame, anemic, weakened, vulnerable, jerry-built, faint, mild, flimsy, debilitated, spineless, feeble, forceless, powerless, unsound, stale, asthenic, unforceful, weak, anaemic, enervated, nonalcoholic, adynamic, namby-pamby, regular, wishy-washy, shoddy, puny, pale, pallid

    Synonyms:
    self-colored, whole, potent, inviolable, unanimous, self-coloured, substantial, stiff, material, upstanding, significant, hearty, warm, satisfying, hard, real, substantive, solid, unassailable, square, firm, unattackable, impregnable, secure

  7. strong(adj)

    of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

    "`sing' is a strong verb"

    Antonyms:
    feeble, debilitated, flimsy, weakened, vulnerable, puny, shoddy, regular, wan, anemic, wishy-washy, anaemic, gutless, pale, adynamic, powerless, forceless, jerry-built, unforceful, faint, unsound, namby-pamby, weak, stale, pallid, mild, enervated, nonalcoholic, sick, lame, spineless, asthenic

    Synonyms:
    firm, inviolable, unassailable, stiff, warm, hard, potent, unattackable, solid, impregnable, secure, substantial

  8. hard, strong(adj)

    being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

    "hard liquor"

    Antonyms:
    regular, asthenic, weak, anaemic, stale, forceless, unforceful, pale, faint, mild, shoddy, jerry-built, feeble, sick, adynamic, unsound, debilitated, flimsy, namby-pamby, puny, vulnerable, nonalcoholic, spineless, enervated, lame, powerless, pallid, wishy-washy, wan, weakened, gutless, anemic

    Synonyms:
    severe, arduous, grueling, tough, potent, impregnable, toilsome, hard, substantial, unattackable, stiff, inviolable, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, unassailable, knockout, gruelling, solid, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, firm, warm, operose, backbreaking, surd, secure

  9. strong, warm(adj)

    freshly made or left

    "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"

    Antonyms:
    pallid, vulnerable, gutless, feeble, nonalcoholic, faint, jerry-built, weakened, spineless, flimsy, adynamic, asthenic, shoddy, regular, wan, pale, mild, enervated, weak, namby-pamby, forceless, anaemic, stale, unforceful, powerless, anemic, wishy-washy, debilitated, sick, puny, lame, unsound

    Synonyms:
    fond, potent, hard, substantial, stiff, inviolable, ardent, warm, quick, tender, solid, unattackable, unassailable, firm, affectionate, lovesome, impregnable, secure

  10. firm, strong(adj)

    strong and sure

    "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"

    Antonyms:
    shoddy, unsound, jerry-built, debilitated, sick, wishy-washy, faint, gutless, forceless, feeble, nonalcoholic, anemic, anaemic, spineless, lame, weak, puny, vulnerable, adynamic, pallid, mild, wan, unforceful, powerless, stale, flimsy, weakened, namby-pamby, enervated, pale, asthenic, regular

    Synonyms:
    loyal, potent, inviolable, fast(a), substantial, stiff, unfluctuating, fast, unshakable, unfaltering, truehearted, warm, hard, unbendable, steadfast, solid, unattackable, unwavering, unassailable, steady, firm, immobile, impregnable, secure

Wiktionary

  1. strong(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    weak

    Synonyms:
    inviolable, secure, unattackable, impregnable, unassailable

  2. strong(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    weak, regular

    Synonyms:
    irregular

  3. strong(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    powerlessly, forcelessly, weakly, forceless, weak

    Synonyms:
    strongly, powerfully, forcefully, vigorously, forceful, powerful

  4. strong(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    fragile

    Synonyms:
    sturdy, durable, tough

  5. strong(adjective)

    highly stimulating to the senses

    Synonyms:
    zealous, unyielding, ardent, determined

  6. strong(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    extreme, intense

  7. strong(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    rank

  8. strong(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    weak, impotent, diluted

    Synonyms:
    concentrated, potent

  9. strong(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    hard

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strong

    Healthy is most correctly used to signify possessing or enjoying health or its results; as, a healthy person; a healthy condition. Healthful signifies promotive of health, tending or adapted to confer, preserve, or promote health; as, a healthful climate. Wholesome food in a healthful climate makes a healthy man. With healthful are ranged the words hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, and wholesome, while the other words are associated with healthy. Salubrious is always used in the physical sense, and is chiefly applied to air or climate. Salutary is now chiefly used in the moral sense; as, a salutary lesson.

    Antonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, failing, fainting, fragile, frail, ill, sick, unhealthy, unsound, wasted, weak, worn, worn down, worn out

    Synonyms:
    hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sound, vigorous, well, wholesome

Editors Contribution

  1. faintly

    strong is the opposite of weak so yeah

    people are either strong or faintly

    Submitted by rinat on December 13, 2015

How to use strong in a sentence?

  1. Chelsea Lindsey:

    They are quite strong.

  2. Athena Athena:

    Stay strong it gets better

  3. Rob Portman:

    He'll be a strong candidate.

  4. Charles Atlas:

    Nobody picks on a strong man.

  5. Jonathan Montgomery:

    I was strong, but slow and fat.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1299regular
#1340strong
#4320ill
#4358sick
#4981weak
#5420moderate
#6740tender
#7387calm
#7474vulnerable
#7827worn
#8075gentle
#8164mild
#8215failing
#9332pale
#9703wan
#11658delicate
#12442wasted
#13785lame
#14236fragile
#14778exhausted
#15135faint
#15785diluted
#20069insecure
#20528unsatisfactory
#21801weakly
#21933weakened
#23834unhealthy
#24087indifferent
#25360stale
#30704powerless
#31313feeble
#32523frail
#33192diseased
#42948puny
#44059flimsy
#44199fainting
#47581lukewarm
#51065impotent
#51821shoddy
#53805unsound
#54580sickly
#61983anemic
#74245unconvincing
#75256spineless
#78143pallid
#80713flaccid
#88290unimpressive
#89296emaciated
#94014vapid
#99168gutless
#103054nonalcoholic
#104434asthenic
#107376defenceless
#109464unavailing
#119946debilitated
#161032anaemic
#271548debile
#275176enervated
#281217nerveless

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