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weak

weak

 
 
pronunciation:
wik
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: weaker, weakest
definition 1: lacking in bodily strength, power, or vigor.
too weak to walk
synonyms:
feeble, frail, infirm, limp, powerless
antonyms:
lusty, powerful, puissant, robust, strong, tough, vigorous
similar words:
ailing, delicate, effete, faint, faltering, helpless, ineffective, languid, lethargic, puny, rickety, sickly, slack, tired, unsteady, wan
definition 2: apt to fail or collapse under pressure; not sturdy.
a weak crossbeam
synonyms:
flimsy, fragile
antonyms:
durable, sturdy
similar words:
brittle, decrepit, delicate, frangible, insubstantial, puny, ramshackle, rickety, shaky, unreliable, unsound, unstable, unsteady
definition 3: lacking in authority, will, effectiveness, or courage.
a weak government
synonyms:
impotent, ineffective, ineffectual, powerless
antonyms:
effective, lusty, masterful, powerful, resolute, strong, sturdy
similar words:
cowardly, craven, effete, feeble, flimsy, frail, incompetent, indecisive, infirm, irresolute, pusillanimous, spineless, tame, unstable, wishy-washy
definition 4: not intense; faint.
a weak voice
synonyms:
faint, feeble, thin
antonyms:
dynamic, emphatic, energetic, hot, intense, loud, lusty, strong, violent
similar words:
dim, flimsy, indistinct, low, muted, pale, puny, slight, small, soft, wan, wishy-washy
definition 5: having little flavor; dilute.
weak tea
synonyms:
dilute, insipid, tasteless
antonyms:
full-bodied, strong
similar words:
attenuated, bland, dull, flat, mild, thin, vapid, watery
definition 6: lacking capacity or skill in a particular area; poor.
weak in science
synonyms:
poor
antonyms:
strong
similar words:
deficient, dense, dull, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, inept, mediocre, stupid, thin, unskilled
definition 7: not persuasive or convincing.
a weak argument
synonyms:
feeble, flimsy, thin, unconvincing, untenable
antonyms:
convincing, dynamic, powerful, strong, weighty
similar words:
frail, inadequate, ineffectual, lame, puny, shallow, unsound, vapid
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word week (a unit of time)? Weak and week sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: weak +
  • weakness1:
    the state of being weak.
  • weakness2:
    a special liking for something.
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