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Weak

Pronunciation of Weak
/wˈiːk/, /wˈiːk/, /w_ˈiː_k/

Synonyms for weak:

Sense 2

flaky, childish, wretched, etiolated, cowardly, muted, implausible, lame duck, rotten, tottery, dimly, attenuated, harmless, insecure, incredible, wanly, dusky, trenchant, tottering, dependent.

Sense 3

tame, unbelievable, muddy, unsubstantial, poor, improbable, subdued, trick, susceptible, precarious, unstable, brittle, inconceivable, wet, unsteady.

Sense 4

ineffectual, mat, sensitive, leaden.

Sense 10

dull.

backward

underdeveloped.

base

Mean-spirited.

defenseless

prostrate.

faint

low.

flimsy

insubstantial.

fragile

breakable.

gaunt

haggard.

harmless

innocuous.

helpless

lost, helpless.

ill

sick.

incapable

unable.

incompetent

unfit.

ineffective

pointless.

ineffectual

inoperative.

infirm

broken.

insecure

unsound.

lame

lame, game.

mawkish

maudlin.

tottery

Rattletrap.

unnerved

unstrung.

unpracticed

rusty.

unprotected

defenseless.

vulnerable

vulnerable, indefensible, assailable.

weaponless

unarmed.

Other synonyms and related words:

low, lax, wishy-washy, unsubstantial, shadowy, pale, unstressed, dim, loose, enfeebled, lame, delicate, light, unaccented, ill-defined, washy, weak-willed, shaky, poor, weakly, insubstantial, puny, ineffectual, slight, vague, thin, slack, unsound.

brittle (adjective)

shivery.

cohesive (adjective)

tough.

cowardly (adjective)

unstable, impotent, unsure, unreliable, insecure, shrinking, vacillating, soft, invertebrate, spineless, ineffectual, wimpy, wishy-washy, indecisive, palsied, nerveless.

darkish (adjective)

dim.

dilute (adjective)

Waterish.

diluted (adjective)

watered-down, thin.

disabled (adjective)

incapacitated.

effeminate (adjective)

womanly.

effete (adjective)

washed-out.

enervated (adjective)

limp, enervated.

exposed, vulnerable (adjective)

assailable, helpless, indefensible, defenseless.

fearful (adjective)

cowardly.

feckless (adjective)

ineffective.

feeble (adjective)

frail, powerless, doddering, soft, faint, debilitated, flimsy, infirm, fragile, feeble, rickety, ailing, decrepit, run down, sickly.

flat (adjective)

matte.

foolish (adjective)

Weak-minded.

helpless (adjective)

prostrate, helpless.

imperfect (adjective)

faulty.

impotent (adjective)

impotent, incompetent, forceless, powerless, incapable, inadequate, feeble, disabled.

irresolute (adjective)

irresolute, erratic, halfhearted, changeable, unresolved, shrinking, spineless, unsure, yellow, double-minded, fly-by-night, Flitting, uncertain, shy, vacillating, capricious, irresponsible, hesitant, indecisive, impulsive, volatile, undecided, inconsistent, unwilling, Shilly-shally, tentative, insipid, infirm, dillydallying, shifty, watery, undependable, fickle, ambivalent.

not strong (adjective)

hesitant, faint, undependable, rotten, spindly, effete, puny, wasted, exhausted, unsubstantial, powerless, fragile, sickly, weakened, Impuissant, prostrate, enervated, decrepit, unsound, irresolute, debilitated, uncertain, flimsy, wobbly, infirm, feeble, anemic, unsteady, delicate, flaccid, languid, rickety, tender, shaky, weakly, forceless, frail, limp, insubstantial.

palsied (adjective)

atonic.

shaky (adjective)

wobbly, shaky.

sickly (adjective)

delicate.

soft (adjective)

weak-willed.

tasteless (adjective)

mild, vapid, tasteless, unsavory, banal, savorless, stale, plain, jejune, flavorless, flat, milquetoast, bland, insipid.

tottery (adjective)

tottery.

useless (adjective)

ineffectual.

washy (adjective)

washy.

watered-down (adjective)

diluted, tasteless, washy, dilute, insipid, watery, Waterish.

weak (adjective)

impotent, infirm, anemic, little, debilitated, powerless, Languishing, feeble, tender, frail.

weary (adjective)

footsore, exhausted, feeble, Frazzled, tired, limp, Wayworn, blue, flaccid, bored, drowsy, apathetic, fatigued, weary, cheerless, debilitated, run down, toilsome, listless, faint, droopy, sleepy, depressed, uphill, over-weary, wasted, trying, worn-out.

wishy-washy (adjective)

wishy-washy.

sickly (adverb)

unhealthy.

womanly (adverb)

womanish.

Sense 2 (noun)

ramshackle, tottery, brittle, rotten, unsteady, unsubstantial.

Sense 5 (noun)

ineffectual, ineffective, assailable.

Sense 7 (noun)

unsound, insubstantial.

Sense 9 (noun)

unstable, tottering, precarious.

Sense 11 (noun)

watered-down, Waterish.

Sense 13 (noun)

friable, crumbly, breakable.

Sense 15 (noun)

directionless, susceptible, weak-willed, lame duck.

inferior (noun)

petty.

weak (noun)

impotent, frail, slack, enervated, flooded, feeble, effeminate, asthenic, human, wishy-washy, lame, pale, puny, unaccented, soft, nerveless, faint, unstressed, imperfect, debilitated, swamped, limp, incapacitated, namby-pamby, overcome, weakened, slight, sapless, overwhelmed, lax, flimsy, overpowered, engulfed, adynamic, anaemic, inundated, jerry-built, dilute, helpless, washy, pallid, fragile, weakly, breakaway, tenuous, wimpy, regular, unforceful, light, infirm, forceless, anemic, wimpish, powerless, watery, thin, diluted, low-powered, spineless, wan, flaccid, fallible, decrepit, shoddy, vulnerable.

disabled (verb)

palsied.

Usage examples for weak:

  • Well, our front there is rather weak. - "Our Pilots in the Air", Captain William B. Perry.
  • Yes, it's mean; fear makes weak people mean. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  • Perhaps he was weak. - "The Grizzly King", James Oliver Curwood.

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