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  1. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    feeble, powerless, watery, frail, dilute

    Antonyms:
    strong, healthy, robust, potent, powerful

  2. weakadjective

    Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.

    Synonyms:
    powerless, frail, feeble, dilute, watery

    Antonyms:
    powerful, strong, potent, robust, healthy

  3. weakadjective

    Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.

    We were served stale bread and weak tea.

    Synonyms:
    watery, dilute, powerless, feeble, frail

    Antonyms:
    potent, robust, strong, powerful, healthy

  4. weakadjective

    Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.

    Synonyms:
    powerless, frail, watery, feeble, dilute

    Antonyms:
    strong, healthy, potent, powerful, robust

  5. weakadjective

    One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.

    Synonyms:
    frail, feeble, powerless, watery, dilute

    Antonyms:
    strong, robust, powerful, healthy, potent

  6. weakadjective

    Bad or uncool.

    This place is weak.

    Synonyms:
    watery, frail, dilute, powerless, feeble

    Antonyms:
    potent, strong, healthy, powerful, robust

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. weak

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. weakadjective

    wanting in physical strength

    "a weak pillar"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    well-knit, powerful, imperceptible, stressed, ironlike, muscular, infallible, strong, industrial-strength, knock-down(a), beefed-up, strengthened, skilled, noticeable, sinewy, bullocky, smart, brawny, nonhuman, unperceivable, virile, robust, undiluted, knockout, up, hard, hefty, stiff, weapons-grade, irregular, accented, beardown(a), fortified, vehement, reinforced, bullnecked, severe, well-set

  2. watery, washy, weakadjective

    overly diluted; thin and insipid

    "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"

    Synonyms:
    watery, infirm, unaccented, weakly, debile, rickety, bleached, washy, faded, reeking, imperfect, washed-out, faint, decrepit, light, fallible, frail, feeble, sapless

    Antonyms:
    knock-down(a), industrial-strength, strong, hard, powerful, nonhuman, fortified, imperceptible, up, bullocky, undiluted, stressed, skilled, robust, virile, smart, well-knit, vehement, ironlike, unperceivable, weapons-grade, brawny, knockout, sinewy, beefed-up, accented, bullnecked, hefty, strengthened, well-set, noticeable, beardown(a), infallible, reinforced, stiff, muscular, severe, irregular

  3. unaccented, light, weakadjective

    (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-headed, lite, wanton, sapless, wakeful, faint, lightheaded, feeble, low-cal, decrepit, watery, lightsome, debile, light-colored, unaccented, weakly, easy, promiscuous, abstemious, atonic, unclouded, clean, light(a), frail, clear, idle, fallible, imperfect, infirm, tripping, short, scant(p), washy, rickety, sluttish, light, swooning, calorie-free, loose

    Antonyms:
    hard, undiluted, bullnecked, beardown(a), well-knit, severe, knock-down(a), muscular, strengthened, fortified, imperceptible, weapons-grade, industrial-strength, brawny, infallible, beefed-up, knockout, irregular, accented, bullocky, powerful, unperceivable, strong, robust, noticeable, smart, reinforced, skilled, ironlike, virile, nonhuman, up, sinewy, hefty, well-set, stressed, vehement, stiff

  4. fallible, frail, imperfect, weakadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    watery, infirm, unaccented, weakly, imperfect, rickety, debile, delicate, sapless, frail, washy, faint, decrepit, light, fallible, feeble, fragile

    Antonyms:
    well-knit, weapons-grade, hefty, strong, bullocky, knock-down(a), well-set, irregular, severe, powerful, nonhuman, undiluted, noticeable, vehement, imperceptible, stressed, strengthened, beardown(a), ironlike, brawny, up, smart, accented, bullnecked, infallible, industrial-strength, reinforced, virile, muscular, sinewy, knockout, skilled, hard, fortified, stiff, robust, beefed-up, unperceivable

  5. weakadjective

    tending downward in price

    "a weak market for oil stocks"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    knockout, irregular, powerful, bullocky, undiluted, industrial-strength, severe, virile, muscular, accented, noticeable, infallible, strengthened, beefed-up, up, robust, hefty, bullnecked, stressed, ironlike, knock-down(a), fortified, reinforced, nonhuman, weapons-grade, smart, sinewy, vehement, well-knit, strong, stiff, beardown(a), imperceptible, hard, brawny, skilled, well-set, unperceivable

  6. weakadjective

    deficient or lacking in some skill

    "he's weak in spelling"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    skilled, brawny, beardown(a), ironlike, fortified, severe, reinforced, undiluted, irregular, industrial-strength, robust, strong, well-knit, bullocky, beefed-up, hard, up, nonhuman, smart, strengthened, powerful, muscular, vehement, well-set, knockout, stressed, infallible, sinewy, accented, unperceivable, hefty, noticeable, stiff, knock-down(a), bullnecked, virile, weapons-grade, imperceptible

  7. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklyadjective

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

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

    Synonyms:
    watery, infirm, unaccented, washy, shaky, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, lame, rachitic, nerveless, run-down, wonky, imperfect, creaky, faint, frail, decrepit, light, fallible, flea-bitten, wobbly, feeble, derelict, sapless

    Antonyms:
    knock-down(a), muscular, sinewy, irregular, infallible, powerful, stiff, strengthened, beefed-up, well-knit, imperceptible, unperceivable, brawny, nonhuman, accented, bullnecked, noticeable, stressed, reinforced, vehement, skilled, severe, smart, beardown(a), bullocky, hefty, robust, hard, industrial-strength, up, strong, well-set, ironlike, weapons-grade, knockout, fortified, virile, undiluted

  8. weakadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    robust, hefty, noticeable, powerful, virile, stiff, well-knit, bullocky, beefed-up, vehement, strengthened, fortified, unperceivable, weapons-grade, smart, reinforced, industrial-strength, bullnecked, ironlike, irregular, stressed, undiluted, hard, up, imperceptible, skilled, beardown(a), knockout, brawny, muscular, severe, strong, knock-down(a), accented, nonhuman, well-set, sinewy, infallible

  9. weakadjective

    not having authority, political strength, or governing power

    "a weak president"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    sinewy, accented, fortified, ironlike, robust, vehement, powerful, severe, beefed-up, knock-down(a), skilled, beardown(a), well-set, industrial-strength, strong, stressed, hard, bullnecked, knockout, stiff, smart, bullocky, imperceptible, undiluted, muscular, brawny, virile, noticeable, infallible, strengthened, well-knit, irregular, weapons-grade, nonhuman, up, unperceivable, reinforced, hefty

  10. faint, weakadjective

    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:
    watery, dim, unaccented, weakly, swooning, faint, rickety, debile, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, washy, timid, light-headed, lightheaded, decrepit, wispy, light, shadowy, fallible, frail, feeble, imperfect, infirm, sapless

    Antonyms:
    skilled, stressed, knock-down(a), muscular, nonhuman, weapons-grade, powerful, beardown(a), virile, imperceptible, strengthened, ironlike, vehement, bullnecked, sinewy, noticeable, robust, unperceivable, up, knockout, smart, accented, infallible, undiluted, strong, hard, severe, irregular, stiff, beefed-up, industrial-strength, hefty, well-set, reinforced, fortified, bullocky, well-knit, brawny

  11. weakadjective

    likely to fail under stress or pressure

    "the weak link in the chain"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    strengthened, weapons-grade, reinforced, muscular, powerful, undiluted, industrial-strength, stiff, unperceivable, noticeable, beardown(a), fortified, hefty, virile, vehement, well-knit, robust, brawny, ironlike, knock-down(a), stressed, nonhuman, bullnecked, irregular, well-set, infallible, severe, skilled, strong, up, beefed-up, knockout, sinewy, bullocky, hard, accented, smart, imperceptible

  12. weakadjective

    deficient in intelligence or mental power

    "a weak mind"

    Synonyms:
    faint, debile, sapless, unaccented, washy, rickety, feeble, watery, light, weakly, imperfect, frail, fallible, infirm, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    fortified, noticeable, undiluted, hefty, beefed-up, stiff, accented, smart, powerful, up, well-knit, virile, weapons-grade, robust, knockout, brawny, nonhuman, muscular, knock-down(a), industrial-strength, imperceptible, strengthened, sinewy, stressed, skilled, hard, ironlike, unperceivable, reinforced, severe, bullocky, bullnecked, strong, vehement, infallible, well-set, beardown(a), irregular

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Editors Contribution

  1. unempowered

    a lack of: ability, capacity, authority.

    paul was made powerless by his boss's refusal to sign the letter of authorisation.

    Submitted by rinat on February 22, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    feeble, languid, weakly, not strong, not vigorous

  2. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    sickly, debilitated, unhealthy, unsound, infirm, frail, delicate, tender, valetudinary, valetudinarian, invalid

  3. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    defenceless, unguarded, exposed, unprotected

  4. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    lax, soft, pliant, imperfect

  5. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    pliable, pusillanimous, easily influenced, without any backbone, dough-faced

  6. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    shallow, simple, silly, senseless, witless, stupid, foolish, DAFT, childish, inept

  7. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    unwise, injudicious, foolish, indiscreet, erring, peccable

  8. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    low, faint, small, inconsiderable

  9. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    thin, watery, diluted, waterish

  10. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    10. sleazy, flimsy, slight, poor

  11. weakadjective

    Synonyms:
    poor, inconclusive, unconvincing, unsatisfactory, lame, not forcible, not cogent

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How to use weak in a sentence?

  1. Coby Scherrill:

    We were just touring the building and the stairwell was weak, it seemed weak but we did not realize how weak it was until several people had gone down it and then we heard the crash and saw the stairs fall.

  2. Intelligence Minister Israel Katz:

    But in actuality, from their perspective, if it gives Israel something in the wider Syrian context, what do they care? Assad's survival is more important to them, as Syria is so weak, they want a new, overall re-arrangement.

  3. Charles East:

    I really don't think they can push prices up because their sales are already weak, the margins are under pressure. Perhaps they can accelerate cost-cutting.

  4. Kim Forrest:

    Most of the economic data goes into a 'what will the Fed do' quandary, i think what we've gotten today is that it's weak enough to still support the two rate hikes, maybe one rate hike.

  5. Phil Davis:

    These other oils don't get as much attention as the headline numbers put out by the EIA and have been a clever and convenient way to hide weak product demand.


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