weak


weak
01. He was sick, and felt too [weak] to even get out of bed.
02. The goaltender was having a bad day, and let in a couple of [weak] goals.
03. I have a [weakness] for chocolate. I eat the stuff almost every day.
04. She has really [weak] arms so she'll need help with her suitcases.
05. My daughter has a [weak] stomach, and has actually vomitted at the sight of blood.
06. The little girl smiled [weakly] at her mother from her hospital bed.
07. If you feel [weak] or light-headed after giving blood, please tell the nurse.
08. My eyes are getting [weaker], so I have to get stronger glasses.
09. Your grandfather has a [weak] heart, so he can't play tag with you children.
10. It is not a sign of [weakness] to refuse to fight a bully.
11. The President is considered too [weak] to take decisive action against the terrorists.
12. Wolves will generally attack the [weak] or old in a herd.
13. Bullies always pick on the [weakest] kids to push around.
14. This team's defense is strong, but its forwards are [weak], so they rarely score.
15. She's an excellent manager, but if she has one [weakness], it is that she is too nice to people sometimes.
16. The case against the accused is [weak], so he'll probably get off.
17. My children like to drink [weak] tea with lots of milk and sugar in it.
18. The coffee in this country is so [weak] that it tastes like dishwater.
19. The mayor is seen by many as being [weak] in dealing with aggressive panhandlers in this city.
20. She has been seriously [weakened] by the illness.
21. He felt his resolve [weakening] as he listened to her arguments.
22. The buildings had been [weakened] during the earthquake, and had to be demolished.
23. He is too [weak] to ever quit smoking.
24. Researchers have found that negative events in our lives can actually [weaken] our immune system for a short time.
25. Karl Kraus once stated that a [weak] man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.
26. Jerry Rubin once stated that men, not women, are the [weaker] sex.
27. Joel Goodman once said that seven days without laughter makes one [weak].
28. Football coach John Heisman once stated, "When you find your opponent's [weak] spot, hammer it."
29. A Danish proverb notes that a chain is as strong as its [weakest] link.
30. A Japanese proverb observes that only he who knows his own [weaknesses] can endure those of others.

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  • Weak — (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[=i]kja to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weak — W2S3 [wi:k] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical)¦ 2¦(likely to break)¦ 3¦(character)¦ 4¦(without power)¦ 5¦(without interest)¦ 6¦(without energy)¦ 7¦(not good at doing something)¦ 8¦(money)¦ 9¦(argument/idea)¦ 10¦(drink)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weak — [ wik ] adjective *** ▸ 1 lacking energy ▸ 2 lacking power ▸ 3 easily persuaded ▸ 4 bad in quality ▸ 5 likely to break/fail ▸ 6 with a lot of water ▸ 7 lacking strength ▸ 8 in linguistics 1. ) part of your body that is weak is not as strong or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weak — [wiːk] adjective FINANCE 1. if markets, investments, currencies etc are weak, their prices are falling: • The company reported a loss of C$16 million, mostly because of weak metals prices. • The weak dollar has ma …   Financial and business terms

  • weak — [wēk] adj. [ME waik < ON veikr, akin to OE wac, feeble (which the ON word replaced) < IE * weig , * weik (< base * wei , to bend) > WEEK, WICKER, L vicis, change] 1. a) lacking in strength of body or muscle; not physically strong b)… …   English World dictionary

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  • weak — weak, feeble, frail, fragile, infirm, decrepit can mean not strong enough to bear, resist, or endure strain or pressure or to withstand difficulty, effort, or use. Weak is by far the widest in its range of application, being not only… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Weak — is a generic adjective pertaining to a general state of feebleness, a lack of strength, durability, or vigor. Contents 1 Music 2 Other 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • weak — [adj1] not strong anemic, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, effete, enervated, exhausted, faint, feeble, flaccid, flimsy, forceless, fragile, frail, hesitant, impuissant, infirm, insubstantial, irresolute, lackadaisical*, languid, languorous, limp …   New thesaurus

  • weak — c.1300, from O.N. veikr weak, cognate with O.E. wac weak, pliant, soft, from P.Gmc. *waikwaz yield, *wikanan bend (Cf. O.S. wek, Swed. vek, M.Du. weec, Du. week weak, soft, tender, O.H.G. weih …   Etymology dictionary

  • weak´en|er — weak|en «WEE kuhn», transitive verb. to make weak or weaker: »You can weaken tea by adding water. –v.i. 1. to grow or become weak or weaker. 2. to take a less firm attitude; give way: »We are almost to the top of the mountain; let s not weaken… …   Useful english dictionary


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