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The Definition of - weak (adj)

    adjective, weaker, weakest.
    1.
    not strong; liable to yield, break, or collapse under pressure or strain; fragile; frail:
    a weak fortress; a weak spot in armor.
    2.
    lacking in bodily strength or healthy vigor, as from age or sickness; feeble; infirm:
    a weak old man; weak eyes.
    3.
    not having much political strength, governing power, or authority:
    a weak nation; a weak ruler.
    4.
    lacking in force, potency, or efficacy; impotent, ineffectual, or inadequate:
    weak sunlight; a weak wind.
    5.
    lacking in rhetorical or creative force or effectiveness:
    a weak reply to the charges; one of the author's weakest novels.
    6.
    lacking in logical or legal force or soundness:
    a weak argument.
    7.
    deficient in mental power, intelligence, or judgment:
    a weak mind.
    8.
    not having much moral strength or firmness, resolution, or force of character:
    to prove weak under temptation; weak compliance.
    9.
    deficient in amount, volume, loudness, intensity, etc.; faint; slight:
    a weak current of electricity; a weak pulse.
    10.
    deficient, lacking, or poor in something specified:
    a hand weak in trumps; I'm weak in spelling.
    11.
    deficient in the essential or usual properties or ingredients:
    weak tea.
    12.
    unstressed, as a syllable, vowel, or word.
    13.
    (of Germanic verbs) inflected with suffixes, without inherited change of the root vowel, as English work, worked, or having a preterit ending in a dental, as English bring, brought.
    14.
    (of Germanic nouns and adjectives) inflected with endings originally appropriate to stems terminating in -n, as the adjective alte in German der alte Mann (“the old man”).
    15.
    (of wheat or flour) having a low gluten content or having a poor quality of gluten.
    16.
    Photography. thin; not dense.
    17.
    Commerce. characterized by a decline in prices:
    The market was weak in the morning but rallied in the afternoon.

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