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(of a person) Lacking in physical strength or energy
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“He was determined to prove he was not a weak man by signing up as a contestant on Survivor.”
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Vulnerable to attack
“The castle walls are weak and need to be fortified immediately.”
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(of an object or material) Easily broken or destroyed, usually under significant weight
“These heavy bottles are making me anxious that my weak shopping bag will break apart at any second.”
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Physically ill or weakened
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“I caught the flu and felt weak for the next few days.”
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(of a faculty or part of the body) Reduced in quality or efficacy
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“Despite having an impressive physique, rhinoceroses are notorious for having weak vision.”
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Unconvincing from a logical perspective
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“Amid a slew of accusations, Will proceeded to proffer a weak explanation as to what had actually transpired in his office.”
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Lacking strength of character to follow one's own principles
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“Some considered Ana to be a weak woman for continuing to work under a chauvinist boss despite regularly speaking out against immoral behavior.”
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Being in a disadvantaged or compromised state
“Mr. Jones, you are in a weak position unsuitable for giving orders!”
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Lacking competence
“Stephanie lost her court case because she had a very weak lawyer.”
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Lacking in brightness
“Off-grid households in many countries still rely on kerosene lamps, which only provide weak light during the night.”
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(of a sound or voice) Low in volume
“This morning, when I heard Rob's weak voice calling from the South Summit, I feared that I would never see him again.”
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(of a liquid or solution) Significantly diluted
“The broth was weak, and was sadly lacking in spices and flavor.”
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Lacking in enthusiasm or energy
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“The feeble pun deserved a weak smile at best, but Scott greeted it with an angry growl.”
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Very low in quantity
“Manu was disappointed at the weak amount of sauce on his dish.”
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(stock market) Tending towards lower prices
“It was one of a few blue chips stocks to buck the weak market trend yesterday.”
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Lacking initiative or strength of character
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Lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting
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(situational) Anxious or apprehensive
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Lacking energy or enthusiasm
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Being naturally susceptible to weaknesses or error
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Small and weak
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Showing a lack of common sense
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Easily broken into small fragments
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Feeling mentally confused or dizzy
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Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease
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Feeling tired, fatigued or weary
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Out of practice in a skill or subject
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Of a low intensity or severity
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Not fixed in place tightly or firmly
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(of a person, attitude, or situation) Having the characteristics of a pessimist
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Not sporty
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Superficial
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(of a thing) In terminal decline
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Incapable of, or indisposed to, quick and effective action
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Kind or lenient, often to excess
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Pale in color
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Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
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Having a base, nasty, petty, or malevolent disposition
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Very objectionable, bad, or unpleasant
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Not harmful or offensive
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Relating to the physical or biological condition or needs of being human
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Not working
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