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weak

 
 
pronunciation:
wik
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: weaker, weakest
definition 1: not having much physical strength or power.
I was too weak to walk after the accident.
synonyms:
feeble, frail, infirm
antonyms:
robust, strong, tough
similar words:
delicate, faint, faltering, helpless, lethargic, puny, rickety, sickly, tired, unsteady, wan
definition 2: likely to break or fail under strain or pressure; not sturdy.
The weak branches on the tree broke off during the storm.
synonyms:
flimsy, fragile
antonyms:
durable, sturdy
similar words:
brittle, delicate, puny, rickety, shaky, unreliable, unstable, unsteady
definition 3: not strong in force; faint.
Her weak voice could not be heard from the back rows.
synonyms:
faint, thin
antonyms:
dynamic, intense, strong, violent
similar words:
dim, flimsy, low, muted, puny, slight, small, soft, wan
definition 4: not having ability or skill in a particular activity.
He is a weak tennis player and prefers to play soccer.
synonyms:
poor
similar words:
deficient, dense, dull, incapable, incompetent, stupid, thin
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Are you looking for the word week (a unit of time)? Weak and week sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • weakness1:
    the state of being weak.
  • weakness2:
    a special liking for something.
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