weak

Weak is the opposite of strong. Muscles, arguments, defenses, and coffee can all be weak — and when they are, it's not good.

Anything weak is lacking in strength or power. If your muscles are weak, you can't lift much. If your will power is weak, you give up easily. Food and drinks with little flavor are weak, and an argument that is flimsy is weak. Whenever anything is lacking or not what it should be, it's weak. And if you come across something really lame — like a dumb TV show — you could say, "That's so weak."

Primary Meanings of weak

1.
adj
wanting in physical strength
2.
adj
deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
3.
adj
(used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
4.
adj
tending downward in price
Full Definitions of weak
1

adj wanting in physical strength

“a weak pillar”
Synonyms:
delicate
exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
powerless
lacking power
anaemic, anemic
lacking vigor or energy
adynamic, asthenic, debilitated, enervated
lacking strength or vigor
faint, feeble
lacking strength or vigor
feeble, lame
pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
flimsy
lacking solidity or strength
jerry-built, shoddy
of inferior workmanship and materials
gutless, namby-pamby, spineless, wishy-washy
weak in willpower, courage or vitality
pale, pallid, sick, wan
(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
puny
inferior in strength or significance
vulnerable
capable of being wounded or hurt
weakened
made weak or weaker
tender, untoughened
physically untoughened
Antonyms:
strong
having strength or power greater than average or expected
rugged
sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
powerful
having great power or force or potency or effect
robust
sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
beardown
with full strength
beefed-up
made greater or stronger
brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy
(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
bullnecked
having a thick short powerful neck
bullocky
resembling a bullock in strength and power
fortified
having something added to increase the strength
hard, knockout, severe
very strong or vigorous
industrial-strength, weapons-grade
extremely strong or concentrated or durable
ironlike
exhibiting strength or hardness like that of iron
knock-down, powerful
strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
noticeable
readily noticed
reinforced, strengthened
given added strength or support
robust
strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity
stiff
powerful
vehement
characterized by great force or energy
virile
characterized by energy and vigor
well-knit, well-set
strongly and firmly constructed
tough, toughened
physically toughened
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adj lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

Synonyms:
debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weakly
frail
physically weak

adj likely to fail under stress or pressure

“the weak link in the chain”
Synonyms:
fallible
likely to fail or make errors

adj wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Synonyms:
fallible, frail, imperfect
human
having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings

adj not having authority, political strength, or governing power

“a weak president”
Synonyms:
powerless
lacking power

adj deficient in intelligence or mental power

“a weak mind”
Synonyms:
stupid
lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

adj deficient or lacking in some skill

“he's weak in spelling”
Synonyms:
unskilled
not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
2

adj deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

weak colors”
“a weak pulse”
Synonyms:
faint
perceptible
capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

adj overly diluted; thin and insipid

weak tea”
Synonyms:
washy, watery
dilute, diluted
reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
3

adj (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

“a weak stress on the second syllable”
Synonyms:
light, unaccented
unstressed
not bearing a stress or accent

adj (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection

Synonyms:
regular
in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
4

adj tending downward in price

“a weak market for oil stocks”
Synonyms:
down
being or moving lower in position or less in some value

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