powerful vs weak

powerful

Definitions

adjective

  1. having great power or force or potency or effect
  2. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  3. displaying superhuman strength or power
  4. having great influence
  5. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

adverb

  1. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

Examples

That provides a powerful financial incentive for banks to supply more credit.

It has made it far harder for determined and powerful figures to control how people see events and that can only be a good thing.

Lime hawk moth moth is named after the hawk because it capable of powerful, long- distance flight.

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weak

Definitions

adjective

  1. deficient in intelligence or mental power
  2. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
  3. likely to fail under stress or pressure
  4. wanting in physical strength
  5. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
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Examples

Most pseudocheirids have a strongly prehensile tail (weakly so in the great glider and rock ringtail).

The Italian was rejected because of his weak grasp of English.

In a 1983 ad, the Gillette man was depicted as the tiny weakling on a basketball court full of giants; his shaver, he said, helped him even the odds.

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