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adjective weak pronunciation in American English /wik/ 
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adjectiveweak
comparativeweaker
superlativeweakest
  1. 1
    part of your body that is weak is not as strong or healthy as it should be

    Weak stomach muscles can lead to back problems.

    He has always had a weak heart.

  2. 3
    a weak person is one who does not have much determination and can be easily persuaded to do something that they do not want to do

    I was feeling weak and agreed to go.

    He had a weak character, but not an evil one.

  3. 4
    bad in quality

    They can always improve by working on their weak points.

    weak on:

    The report was criticized for being weak on detail.

    1. a.
      a weak player, performer, etc. is one who is not good at playing, performing, etc.

      If you are a weak speller, someone should check the letter.

  4. 6
    a weak argument or idea is one that you can easily criticize or prove to be wrong

    The case is weak because it is based on very little real evidence.

    He gave a very weak excuse for not being on time.

    on weak ground:

    They were on weak ground, with no precedents for their action.

    weak point/spot:

    They exploited the weak points in their opponents' defenses.

    1. b.
      economics a weak economy or currency is one that does not have as much value as a strong one
      weak against:

      The pound grew weaker against the dollar.

  5. 7
    a weak liquid contains a lot of water and not much of a substance that gives it taste or strength

    She makes the tea too weak.

    a weak solution of hydrochloric acid

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