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."

Definitions of weak
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    synonyms: debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weakly
    frail
    physically weak
  3. adjective
    likely to fail under stress or pressure
    “the weak link in the chain”
    Synonyms:
    fallible
    likely to fail or make errors
  4. adjective
    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
  5. adjective
    not having authority, political strength, or governing power
    “a weak president”
    Synonyms:
    powerless
    lacking power
  6. adjective
    deficient in intelligence or mental power
    “a weak mind”
    Synonyms:
    stupid
    lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
  7. adjective
    deficient or lacking in some skill
    “he's weak in spelling”
    Synonyms:
    unskilled
    not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
  8. adjective
    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
  9. adjective
    overly diluted; thin and insipid
    weak tea”
    synonyms: washy, watery
    dilute, diluted
    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  10. adjective
    (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
  11. adjective
    (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
    Synonyms:
    regular
    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
  12. adjective
    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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