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weak  

  ( weaker    comparative)   ( weakest    superlative  )
1       adj   If someone is weak, they are not healthy or do not have good muscles, so that they cannot move quickly or carry heavy things.,   (Antonym: strong)    I was too weak to move or think or speak..., His arms and legs were weak.     
  weakly      adv   ADV with v  
`I'm all right,' Max said weakly, but his breathing came in jagged gasps...     
  weakness      n-uncount  
Symptoms of anaemia include weakness, fatigue and iron deficiency.     
2       adj   If someone has an organ or sense that is weak, it is not very effective or powerful, or is likely to fail.  
Until the beating, Cantanco's eyesight had been weak, but adequate..., She tired easily and had a weak heart.     
3       adj   If you describe someone as weak, you mean that they are not very confident or determined, so that they are often frightened or worried, or easily influenced by other people.,   (Antonym: strong)    You have been conditioned to believe that it is weak to be scared.     
  weakness      n-uncount  
Many people felt that admitting to stress was a sign of weakness.     
4       adj   If you describe someone's voice or smile as weak, you mean that it not very loud or big, suggesting that the person lacks confidence, enthusiasm, or physical strength.   (=feeble)  
His weak voice was almost inaudible...     
  weakly      adv   ADV after v  
He smiled weakly at reporters.     
5       adj   If an object or surface is weak, it breaks easily and cannot support a lot of weight or resist a lot of strain.,   (Antonym: strong)    The owner said the bird may have escaped through a weak spot in the aviary..., Swimming is helpful for bones that are porous and weak.     
6       adv   A weak physical force does not have much power or intensity.,   (Antonym: strong)    The molecules in regular liquids are held together by relatively weak bonds...     
  weakly      adv   ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v  
The mineral is weakly magnetic...     
7       adj   If individuals or groups are weak, they do not have any power or influence.   (=powerless)  
The council was too weak to do anything about it.     
      The weak are people who are weak., n-plural   the N  
He voiced his solidarity with the weak and defenceless.     
  weakness      n-uncount   (=impotence)  
It made me feel patronised, in a position of weakness.     
8       adj   A weak government or leader does not have much control, and is not prepared or able to act firmly or severely.,   (Antonym: strong)    The changes come after mounting criticism that the government is weak and indecisive..., The chief editorial writer also blames weak leadership for the current crisis.     
  weakly      adv  
...the weakly-led movement for reform.     
  weakness      n-uncount  
Officials fear that he might interpret the emphasis on diplomacy as a sign of weakness.     
9       adj   If you describe something such a country's currency, economy, industry, or government as weak, you mean that it is not successful, and may be likely to fail or collapse.,   (Antonym: strong)    The weak dollar means American goods are relative bargains for foreigners...     
  weakness      n-uncount   usu with poss  
The weakness of his regime is showing more and more...     
10       adj   If something such as an argument or case is weak, it is not convincing or there is little evidence to support it.,   (Antonym: strong)    Do you think the prosecution made any particular errors, or did they just have a weak case?...     
  weakly      adv   ADV before v  
The doctor weakly puts the case that the mother-to-be has many relatives, so needs less support from the hospital.     
  weakness     ( weaknesses    plural)    n-var  
...the strengths and weaknesses of the government's case...     
11       adj   A weak drink, chemical, or drug contains very little of a particular substance, for example because a lot of water has been added to it.,   (Antonym: strong)    ...a cup of weak tea..., ...a very weak bleach solution.     
12       adj   Your weak points are the qualities or talents you do not possess, or the things you are not very good at.  
oft ADJ on n     (Antonym: strong)    Geography was my weak subject..., His short stories tend to be weak on plot.     
  weakness      n-var  
His only weakness is his temperament...     
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weak-kneed     
If you describe someone as weak-kneed, you mean that they are unable or unwilling to do anything because they are influenced by a strong emotion such as fear.  
INFORMAL      adj  
He would need all his authority to keep the weak-kneed volunteers from bolting.     
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weak  

1    anaemic, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, effete, enervated, exhausted, faint, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, languid, puny, shaky, sickly, spent, tender, unsound, unsteady, wasted, weakly  
2    boneless, cowardly, impotent, indecisive, ineffectual, infirm, irresolute, namby-pamby, pathetic, powerless, soft, spineless, timorous, weak-kneed     (informal)  
3    distant, dull, faint, imperceptible, low, muffled, poor, quiet, slight, small, soft  
4    deficient, faulty, inadequate, lacking, pathetic, poor, substandard, under-strength, wanting  
5    feeble, flimsy, hollow, inconclusive, invalid, lame, pathetic, shallow, slight, unconvincing, unsatisfactory  
6    defenceless, exposed, helpless, unguarded, unprotected, unsafe, untenable, vulnerable, wide open  
7    diluted, insipid, milk-and-water, runny, tasteless, thin, under-strength, waterish, watery, wishy-washy     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2, & 4    able, capable, effective, energetic, firm, hardy, healthy, hefty, mighty, resolute, solid, strong, substantial, tough  
5    conclusive, convincing, forceful, incontrovertible, obvious, powerful, solid, trustworthy, valid  
6    invulnerable, safe, secure, well-defended  
7    flavoursome, intoxicating, potent, tasty  


weak-willed     
feeble, feeble-minded, indecisive, infirm, irresolute, namby-pamby, soft, spineless, weak-kneed     (informal)   weak-minded, wimpish     (informal)  

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Consulte también:

weak-kneed, wreak, weaken, weakly

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could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer

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