[ UK /wˈiːk/ ]
[ US /ˈwik/ ]
  1. deficient in intelligence or mental power
    a weak mind
  2. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    a faint outline
    weak colors
    a faint hissing sound
    a faint aroma
    the wan sun cast faint shadows
    the faint light of a distant candle
    a weak pulse
  3. likely to fail under stress or pressure
    the weak link in the chain
  4. wanting in physical strength
    a weak pillar
  5. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    a feeble old woman
    her body looked sapless
  6. deficient or lacking in some skill
    he's weak in spelling
  7. (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
  8. not having authority, political strength, or governing power
    a weak president
  9. tending downward in price
    a weak market for oil stocks
  10. overly diluted; thin and insipid
    washy coffee
    watery milk
    weak tea
  11. (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
  12. 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
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How To Use weak In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24). Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla
  • When the matador realises the bull is weak and unable to charge much longer he will reach for his killing sword and seek to manoeuvre it directly in front of him with its head down, so that he can administer the death stroke.
  • It is no more a sign of weakness to change leadership in wartime if success depends on it than it is to remove a baseball pitcher who is getting shelled in order to prevent the game from becoming hopelessly lost.
  • A prolonged period of low investment will weaken productivity and longterm potential growth. Times, Sunday Times
  • That was an incredibly weak answer.
  • Her weak façade of control did not hide her utter defenselessness and need to be wanted. Too Old for Their Age
  • Nevertheless, the international credit crunch and the weakening of global growth will "aggravate" the slowdown of the Icelandic economy, Mr. Haarde said. As Iceland's Krona Falls,
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