Weak

Adjective

  • (stock exchange) Tending towards lower prices.

    "a weak market; wheat is weak at present"

  • Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.

    "They easily guessed his weak computer password."

  • Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.

    "We were served stale bread and weak tea."

  • (Germanic languages, of nouns) Showing less distinct grammatical endings.
  • (physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
  • Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
  • Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  • Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.

    "The child was too weak to move the boulder."

  • Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.

    "weak resolutions; weak virtue"

  • (Germanic languages, of verbs) Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.
  • (chemistry) That does not ionize completely into anions and cations in a solution.

    "a weak acid;"

  • (mathematics, logic) Having a narrow range of logical consequences; narrowly applicable. (Often contrasted with a strong statement which implies it.)
  • Lacking in vigour or expression.

    "a weak sentence; a weak style"

  • (photography) Lacking contrast.

    "a weak negative"

  • Unable to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain.

    "a weak timber; a weak rope"

  • (grammar) Displaying a particular kind of inflection, including:
  • (Germanic languages, of adjectives) Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.
  • (slang) Bad or uncool.

    "This place is weak."

  • Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained.

    "The prosecution advanced a weak case."

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