wanting in physical strength
"a weak pillar"
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
watery, washy, weak(adj)
overly diluted; thin and insipid
"washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
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
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"
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
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
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"
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
tending downward in price
"a weak market for oil stocks"
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
deficient or lacking in some skill
"he's weak in spelling"
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
decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
"a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
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
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
(used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
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
not having authority, political strength, or governing power
"a weak president"
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
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"
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
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
likely to fail under stress or pressure
"the weak link in the chain"
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
deficient in intelligence or mental power
"a weak mind"
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
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
Faint with hunger; faint in color.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
feeble, infirm, enfeebled, powerless, debile, fragile, incompact, inadhesive, pliant, frail, oft, tender, milk and water, flabby, flimsy, wishy washy, destructible, watery, diluted, imbecile, inefficient, spiritless, foolish, injudicious, unsound, undecided, unconfirmed, irrepressible, wavering, ductile, easy, malleable, unconvincing, inconclusive, vapid, pointless
strong, vigorous, robust, muscular, nervous, powerful, tough, stout, lusty, sturdy, compact, adhesive, resistant, fibrous, hard, indistructible, potent, intoxicating, efficient, spirited, animated, wise, sound, judicious, cogent, valid, decided, determined, unwavering, stubborn, unyielding, inexorable, conclusive, irresistible, forcible, telling
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
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
feeble, infirm, debilitated, weakly, fragile, delicate, invalid, emasculated, enervated, vulnerable, assailable, unguarded, unprotected, exposed, frail, pliant, tender, peccable, fallible, errable, erring, indiscreet, impotent, ineffectual, inefficacious, ineffective, illogical, unsustained, inconclusive, lame, unsatisfactory, vacillating, irresolute, wavering, unstable, diluted, thin, insipid, vapid, slight, gauzy, sleazy, flimsy, brittle, fragile, unsound, unsubstantial, defective, unsafe, rickety
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How to use weak in a sentence?
2016 is probably a bit early to buy into the reform story, weak (economic growth) has a grinding effect on people's solvency, and at some point that blows up.
There's no question that the U.S. has experienced a substantial rebound and that has set the tone for this morning's trading in terms of instilling confidence in the broader outlook, that the market has chosen to focus on U.S. strength rather than Japan's weak January trade data suggests that a lot of negativity had already been priced in, which isn't surprising considering the terrible sell-off we saw in the beginning of this year.
Even without the virus, Japan's economy was very weak due to the hit from last year's sales tax hike. The pandemic has completely destroyed any chance of a recovery, the economy may rebound somewhat in July-September but won't return to pre-coronavirus levels for the rest of this year.
If you want to call a man to account, don’t do it when he is weak; call him to account when he is strong! Cowards choose the first way and the valiant choose the second way.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Translations for weak
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- feble, dèbilCatalan, Valencian
- ⱄⰾⰰⰱⱏ, слабъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- schwach, häßlich, out, uninteressant, unschönGerman
- αδύναμος, αδύνατοςGreek
- flojo, débil, feble, flacoSpanish
- ضعیف, نزارPersian
- huono, mieto, säännöllinen, heikko, laimeaFinnish
- lagScottish Gaelic
- frouxo, débil, feble, fracoGalician
- कमज़ोर, निर्बल, दुर्बल, अशक्तHindi
- híg, gyenge, gyöngeHungarian
- թույլ, տկարArmenian
- debila, feblaIdo
- 弱変化, 薄い, ださい, 弱いJapanese
- უძლური, უღონო, სუსტიGeorgian
- legitimus, infirmusLatin
- silpnas, silpnaLithuanian
- vārgs, vājšLatvian
- slap, flauw, zwakDutch
- fraco, débil, frouxoPortuguese
- debel, flevel, flaivel, fleivelRomansh
- lânced, debil, slabRomanian
- слабый, правильныйRussian
- अशक्त, दुर्बल, निर्बलSanskrit
- díbbile, débbile, débbiliSardinian
- слаб, slabSerbo-Croatian
- šíbek, slàbSlovene
- слабкий, слабийUkrainian
- کمزور, دربل, اشکتUrdu
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