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Another word for weak

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Adjective
  1. Not physically strong

    See also:

    strong

  2. So lacking in strength as to be barely audible

      1. Lacking bodily strength; weak:
      2. Having little intensity or strength; faint:
      3. Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
      1. Done with little strength or vigor; feeble:
      2. So weak as to be difficult to perceive;
      3. Lacking clarity or distinctness:
    See also:

    strong

  3. Lacking stability

  4. Not capable of accomplishing anything

  5. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture

    See also:

    strong

  6. Not plausible or believable

    See also:

    likely

Another word for weak

Modifier
  1. Lacking physical strength; said of persons

  2. Lacking physical strength; said of things

  3. Lacking mental firmness or character

  4. Lacking in volume

  5. Lacking in military power

  6. Lacking in capacity or experience

      1. Not attempted, tested, or proved.
      2. Not tried in court.
      1. Not complete.
      2. Not caught in bounds or intercepted:
      3. A grade indicating that the requirements for an academic course or assignment have not been met.
      1. Not known or established; questionable:
      2. Not determined; undecided:
      3. Not having sure knowledge:
      1. Trembling or quivering; tremulous:
      2. Lacking soundness or sturdiness, as of construction:
      3. Not to be depended on; precarious:
      1. Yielding readily to pressure or weight:
      2. Easily molded, cut, or worked:
      3. Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it:
      1. Physically or mentally disabled:
      2. Intended for people who have a disability:
      3. People who have a disability considered as a group. Often used with the.
      1. Not firm, solid, or securely in place; unstable.
      2. Fluctuating; changeable:
      3. Not even or regular; wavering:
      1. Not fully grown or developed:
      2. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity:
      3. An immature animal; a juvenile.
      1. Not sure or certain; doubtful:
      2. Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe:
      3. Not firm or fixed; unsteady:
      1. Directed or facing toward the back or rear.
      2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
      3. Unwilling to act; reluctant; shy.
      1. Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
      2. Newly begun or formed; not advanced:
      3. Relating to, typical of, or suggestive of youth or early life:
      1. Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
      1. New to one's experience; not encountered before:
      2. Unusual or different:
      3. Recently made, produced, or harvested; not stale or spoiled:
      1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
      2. Something green in color.
      3. The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.
      1. Uncooked:
      2. Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined:
      3. Not finished, covered, or coated:
      1. Lacking confidence.
      2. Uncertain of the facts.
      3. Precarious; unstable; unreliable.

Synonym Study

  • Decrepit implies a being broken down, worn out, or decayed, as by old age or long use a decrepit old pensioner, a decrepit sofa
  • Infirm suggests a loss of strength or soundness, as through illness or age his infirm old grandfather
  • Frail suggests an inherent or constitutional delicacy or weakness, so as to be easily broken or shattered a frail body, conscience, etc.
  • Feeble suggests a pitiable weakness or ineffectiveness a feeble old man, a feeble joke
  • Weak , the broadest in application of these words, basically implies a lack or inferiority of physical, mental, or moral strength a weak muscle, mind, character, foundation, excuse, etc.