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Adjective
(of a person) Lacking in physical strength or energy
“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 great 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
“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
“Despite having an impressive physique, rhinoceroses are notorious for having weak vision.”
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Unconvincing from a logical perspective
“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
“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
“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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