What is the meaning of weak?


  • Wanting in physical strength.
    • usage: "a weak pillar"
  • Overly diluted; thin and insipid.
    • usage: "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
  • Used of vowels or syllables. ( pronounced with little or no stress)
    • usage: "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
  • Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e. G. Divine beings.
    • usage: "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"
  • Tending downward in price.
    • usage: "a weak market for oil stocks"
  • Deficient or lacking in some skill.
    • usage: "he's weak in spelling"
  • Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality.
    • usage: "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
  • Used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection. (
  • Not having authority, political strength, or governing power.
    • usage: "a weak president"
  • Deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc.
    • usage: "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"
  • Likely to fail under stress or pressure.
    • usage: "the weak link in the chain"
  • Deficient in intelligence or mental power.
    • usage: "a weak mind"
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APAWordNet. (2010). weak. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/weak/definitions/1188101
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "weak" http://smartdefine.org/weak/definitions/1188101 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, weak, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/weak/definitions/1188101>.
MLAWordNet. "weak" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/weak/definitions/1188101>
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