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Definition of Weak

Weak

  1. Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.
  2. Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.
  3. Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.
  4. Wanting physical strength.
  5. Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.
  6. Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.
  7. Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.
  8. Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.
  9. Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.
  10. Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.
  11. 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.
  12. Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.
  13. Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.
  14. Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.
  15. Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
  16. Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.
  17. Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.
  18. Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.
  19. Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.
  20. Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.
  21. Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  22. 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.
  23. Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.
  24. 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 (a).
  25. Pertaining to, or designating, a noun in Anglo-Saxon, etc., the stem of which ends in -n. See Strong, 19 (b).
  26. To make or become weak; to weaken.

Weak Quotations

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Orison Swett Marden

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle
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Weak Translations

weak in Afrikaans is swak
weak in Danish is svag
weak in Dutch is zwak, licht
weak in German is energielos, schwach
weak in Latin is consenesco, infirmus, dissolutus
weak in Swedish is svag, vek
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