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Entry Word: weak
Function: adjective
Text: 1 lacking bodily strength <the little boy was simply too weak to lift the box>
Synonyms debilitated, delicate, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, torpid, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpy
Related Words challenged, disabled, incapacitated; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit, worn out; impotent, powerless, puny; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; exhausted, tired, weary; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yielding
Near Antonyms able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperating
Antonyms mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong
2 lacking strength of will or character <the opinion that overweight people are just weak individuals who easily give in to temptation>
Synonyms characterless, effete, frail, invertebrate, nerveless, soft, spineless, weakened, wimpy, wishy-washy
Related Words forceless, ineffective, ineffectual; impotent, powerless; emasculated, unnerved; pliable, submissive; corrupt, unprincipled, unscrupulous, villainous; cowardly, craven, lily-livered
Near Antonyms ethical, good, moral, principled, right, righteous, upright, virtuous; determined, mettlesome, resolute; courageous, stalwart, stouthearted
Antonyms backboned, firm, strong, tough
3 not containing very much of some important element <the coffee came out too weak because I didn't put enough ground beans in>
Synonyms dilute, diluted, thin, thinned, watery, weakened
Related Words adulterated, watered (down)
Near Antonyms enriched, fortified; concentrated, condensed, evaporated
Antonyms full-bodied, rich, strong
4 not using or following good reasoning <your argument is weak> -- see ILLOGICAL
5 unable to act or achieve one's purpose <the vice president is a relatively weak official> -- see POWERLESS