[ UK /wˈiːklɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈwikɫɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
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How To Use weakling In A Sentence

  • I was your classic 90-pound weakling and, worse, a late bloomer.
  • Far from the swagger of a cowboy, Iraq shows the Bush Administration's come-on to be the whimper of a true coward, the pathetic act of a weakling who knows it can only dominate the puniest member of the pack. Andrew Foster Altschul: October 9-13 Is National Republican Predator Week
  • Bill was the original nine-stone weakling and not in good health when his call-up papers arrived.
  • According to John Wright, the virus is already in the soil everywhere, and has been for centuries, and it only breaks out when there are susceptible weaklings in the animal kingdom who have suffered nutritionally.
  • If they are such emotional weaklings that they go all to pieces over the loss of elections, thank goodness we don't have to rely on them to fight a war.
  • However, many Yiddish words have entered mainstream English, mainly, but not exclusively, in the United States - "shlep" (to carry or drag a load), "chutzpah" (audacity), "kvetch" (to whine, complain), "nebbish" (a simpleton, a weakling) being just a few. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • Hedda, for her part, realises she may have made a mistake by marrying a weakling like George, but is too bored to care.
  • Many have sought to portray George VI as a weakling who was moulded by his formidable wife.
  • ‘Our power is wielded by weaklings and cowards, and our honour is false in all its points’.
  • She blanched a little, ‘Not really, I was just told that she thought men were such weaklings.’
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