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  1. weak(adj)

    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, weak(adj)

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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. weak(adj)

    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. weak(adj)

    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, weakly(adj)

    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. weak(adj)

    (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. weak(adj)

    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, weak(adj)

    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. weak(adj)

    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. weak(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    feeble, powerless, watery, frail, dilute

    Antonyms:
    powerful, strong, healthy, robust, potent

  2. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    watery, dilute, feeble, frail, powerless

    Antonyms:
    healthy, robust, potent, strong, powerful

  3. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    frail, feeble, powerless, dilute, watery

    Antonyms:
    healthy, powerful, strong, robust, potent

  4. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dilute, feeble, watery, frail, powerless

    Antonyms:
    strong, powerful, potent, healthy, robust

  5. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dilute, watery, powerless, frail, feeble

    Antonyms:
    potent, healthy, powerful, robust, strong

  6. weak(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    feeble, powerless, dilute, frail, watery

    Antonyms:
    robust, powerful, healthy, strong, potent

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.

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. weak(a.)

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

  2. weak(a.)

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

  3. weak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    defenceless, unguarded, exposed, unprotected

  4. weak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lax, soft, pliant, imperfect

  5. weak(a.)

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

  6. weak(a.)

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

  7. weak(a.)

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

  8. weak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    low, faint, small, inconsiderable

  9. weak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    thin, watery, diluted, waterish

  10. weak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    10. sleazy, flimsy, slight, poor

  11. weak(a.)

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

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