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weak-kneed

weak-kneed

pronunciation:
wik nid
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking in determination or courage.
He was weak-kneed as he gave his first speech.
definition 2: giving way easily to intimidation.
He is so weak-kneed that he changes his opinion at the first sign of opposition.
derivations: weak-kneedly (adv.), weak-kneedness (n.)