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Adjective
Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution
“Frederic Chopin was a weakly child from the first.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Physically weak
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Small and weak
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Unable to defend oneself or to act without help
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Not very convincing
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In soft tones
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Without protection or assistance
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In an unfavorable or inauspicious manner
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In a languid manner, without force or effort, in a manner requiring little energy or exertion
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In an ineffective manner
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“Despite having an impressive physique, rhinoceroses are notorious for having weak vision.”
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(of a person) Adverb for 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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Adverb for vulnerable to attack
“The castle walls are weak and need to be fortified immediately.”
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(of an object or material) Adverb for 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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Adverb for physically ill or weakened
“I caught the flu and felt weak for the next few days.”
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Adverb for 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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Adverb for 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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Adverb for being in a disadvantaged or compromised state
“Mr. Jones, you are in a weak position unsuitable for giving orders!”
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Adverb for lacking competence
“Stephanie lost her court case because she had a very weak lawyer.”
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Adverb for 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) Adverb for 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) Adverb for significantly diluted
“The broth was weak, and was sadly lacking in spices and flavor.”
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Adverb for 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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Adverb for very low in quantity
“Manu was disappointed at the weak amount of sauce on his dish.”
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(stock market) Adverb for tending towards lower prices
“It was one of a few blue chips stocks to buck the weak market trend yesterday.”
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