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Main Entry: weak
Function: adjective 1 a: lacking physical strength b: easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach> 2: not able to stand much weight, pressure, or strain <a weak rope> 3 a: lacking strength of mind or character b: resulting from or showing a lack of mental or moral firmness <a weak policy> 4: not rich in some usual or important element <weak tea> 5: not able to stand the test of logic <a weak argument> 6: lacking skill or ability <weak in math> 7: lacking in force of expression <a weak writing style> 8: not having or using authority <weak government> 9: of, relating to, or being a verb or verb conjugation that forms the past tense and past participle by adding the suffix -ed or -d or -t 10: of, relating to, or being the lightest of three levels of stress in pronunciation <a weak syllable> 11: ionizing only slightly in solution <weak acids> - weak·lyadverb synonymsWEAK, FEEBLE, FRAIL mean not strong enough to stand pressure or hard effort. WEAK can be used of either a temporary or permanent loss of strength or power <felt weak after the illness> <I have weak lungs>. FEEBLE stresses very great and pitiful weakness <an old feeble dog>. FRAIL can be used of a person who since birth has had a delicate body <a frail child always getting sick> or of any kind of fragile construction <a frail antique chair>.