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Definition of "weak" []

  • Lacking physical strength, energy, or vigor; feeble. (adjective)
  • Likely to fail under pressure, stress, or strain; lacking resistance: a weak link in a chain. (adjective)
  • Lacking firmness of character or strength of will. (adjective)
  • Lacking the proper strength or amount of ingredients: weak coffee. (adjective)
  • Lacking the ability to function normally or fully: a weak heart. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "weak" in a sentence
  • "For the sore itself, apply weak vinegar or _very weak_ ACETIC ACID (_see_), and"
  • "It is that danger which Paul is thinking of when he tells the elders that by 'labouring' they 'ought to support the weak'; for by _weak_ he means not the poor, but those imperfect disciples who might be repelled or made to stumble by the sight of greed in an elder."
  • "Regarding the reception of the infirm, he might have exclaimed with St. Paul: _Who is weak and I am not weak_?"