Synonyms for weak

Grammar : Adj
Spell : week
Phonetic Transcription : wik

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Définition of weak

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old Norse veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wac "weak, pliant, soft," from Proto-Germanic *waikwaz "yield," *wikanan "bend" (cf. Old Saxon wek, Swedish vek, Middle Dutch weec, Dutch week "weak, soft, tender," Old High German weih "yielding, soft," German weich "soft," from PIE root *weik- "to bend, wind" (see vicarious). Sense of "lacking authority" is first recorded early 15c.; that of "lacking moral strength" late 14c. Weak-kneed "wanting in resolve" is from 1870.
  • adj not strong
  • adj cowardly
  • adj faint, soft
  • adj deficient, feeble
  • adj exposed, vulnerable
  • adj watered-down
Example sentences :
  • My hope is weak that I shall ever again see you, yet it is possible.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • When the Kings were weak the nobles often managed to get hold of the State.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Would he be strong or weak; and what would be weakness, and what strength, in a position so strange?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • She had no affection for this selfish invalid, this weak, peevish bully.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Also, as a rule, he was weak enough to accept a gift when the stranger parted.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He must either be strong and rule; or he must be weak and go down.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • They are father and mother, and he is the weak, sinning child.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • It isn't true that the weak and poor are to be envied beyond the powerful.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • I always was weak where the interests of the Argus were concerned.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr

Antonyms for weak

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