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Definition of Weak

  • Wanting physical strength.
  • Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
  • Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
  • Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
  • Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
  • Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
  • Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
  • Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.
  • Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
  • Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
  • Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
  • Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
  • Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
  • Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
  • Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
  • Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
  • Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
  • Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  • Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.
  • Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
  • Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed-d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash abashed; abate abated; deny denied; feel felt. See Strong, 19 .
  • Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 .
  • Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
  • Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
  • Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
  • To make or become weak; to weaken.
  • wanting in physical strength

How to use weak in a sentence. Weak pronunciation.

To-night I am weak, because I am poor.
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Can such, tho' they could think themselves wholly secure from taking Infection in going to the Play-House, encourage others, even weak and feeble Christians, by their Example, to run to the same dangerous Place likewise?
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Irreligion_ are sown, which Weak and Tender Minds too readily cultivate, and from thence are easily led into a _Contempt_ of all that's Serious.
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The horses were so weak and old that we soon found that it would be better if one or two of us got out and walked.
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It was like drinking lye, and not weak lye, either.
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Phoebicius had no mind to listen to any speech from Polykarp's mother, but her question suggested to him for the first time a rapid retrospect of all that had occurred, and he could not conceal from himself that his suspicions rested on weak grounds.
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There was something in the nature and demeanor of Paulus, which made all distrust of him impossible, and Sirona was ready to follow him, but she felt so weak that she could scarcely support herself on her feet.
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Compared with Russian, the English language is decidedly weak in synonyms, and in the various shades of meaning that make for precision.
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For positive aggressive tactics Russia is just as weak nationally as her men are individually.
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Insarov's splendid mind and noble aspirations accomplish nothing, because his lungs are weak.
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I heard a student say once that he was sure Marlowe was a little, frail, weak man physically, and that he poured out all his longing for virility and power in heroes like Tamburlaine.
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He whose goal is the good opinion of others is a weak man.
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Herzen was not at all impressed by Tolstoi's philosophical views, finding them both weak and vague.
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There is not a weak or a superfluous paragraph.
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The woman dying of consumption before our eyes, the Baron in an advanced stage of paresis who continually rolls imaginary cigarettes between his weak fingers, and the alcoholic actor who has lost his memory are impossible to forget.
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But the rope is still more horrible when it forms the noose around the necks of weak and ignorant people.
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Her child was so weak and almost dying, it could not live the day through, perhaps.
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They illustrate most beautifully the blessed way in which the Savior's everlasting arms are around, strengthening, and His presence comforting His weak and helpless ones, in all their little as well as great trials of life.
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In the Winter after she was fifteen, she fell on the ice and hurt her left knee, so that it became weak and easy to slip out of joint.
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Weak and emaciated, her head was held that a tea-spoonful of water should be given her.
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Examples of Weak

Example #1
To-morrow I shall be rich and, it may be, strong.
Example #2
If Kaid knew of this tonight, I should be a prisoner before cockcrow.
Example #3
Can this be thought an Expression of their Charity to their Neighbour, or to be acceptable to Almighty God?
Example #4
Can Persons who know 'tis generally allowed, that the Infidelity and Looseness of the Age is very much owing to the Play-Houses; who have observed, that the Zeal of particular Persons have decreased, and their Strictness of Life abated, by their going to Plays; and do think that the Gospel obliges them to discourage, by their Reproof and Example, Sin in their Neighbours, to endeavour, according to their Advantages and Opportunities, to further their spiritual Welfare, and to be _Lights_ to lead others in their Duty and Way to Heaven?
Example #5
It is impossible to say, how many, and how great the _Mischiefs_ are that spring from thence; which if a Man should take a View of, it would perhaps, be one of the most Melancholy Prospects that ever he beheld.
Example #6
To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.