Weak - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wiːk|  American pronunciation of the word weak
Brit.  |wiːk|  British pronunciation of the word weak
- overly diluted; thin and insipid (syn: washy, watery)
- (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress (syn: light, unaccented)
- wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings (syn: fallible, frail, imperfect)
- tending downward in price
- deficient or lacking in some skill
- lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality (syn: decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weakly)
- (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
- not having authority, political strength, or governing power
- deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc (syn: faint)
- likely to fail under stress or pressure
- deficient in intelligence or mental power


He has a weak throwing arm.

The illness left her too weak to stand up.

The child was born with weak lungs.

The batter hit a weak ground ball.

She uttered her reply in a weak voice.

The door's hinge is weak.

He was weak with loss of blood.

He's weak in mathematics.

The walls are too weak to hold up the roof.

The illness left her feeling weak.

Poor light produces weak plants.

She's too weak to feed herself.

Nina was weak with hunger.

The animal was weak from loss of blood.

My grandfather had a weak heart.

Word forms

comparative: weaker
superlative: weakest
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