Synonyms for (adjective) weak

Synonyms: weak

Definition: deficient in intelligence or mental power

Usage: a weak mind

Similar words: stupid

Definition: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


Synonyms: washy, watery, weak

Definition: overly diluted; thin and insipid

Usage: washy coffee; watery milk; weak tea

Similar words: dilute, diluted

Definition: reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

Usage: diluted alcohol; a dilute solution; dilute acetic acid


Synonyms: weak

Definition: likely to fail under stress or pressure

Usage: the weak link in the chain

Similar words: fallible

Definition: likely to fail or make errors

Usage: everyone is fallible to some degree


Synonyms: fallible, frail, imperfect, weak

Definition: wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Usage: I'm only a fallible human; frail humanity

Similar words: human

Definition: having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings

Usage: human beings; the human body; human kindness; human frailty


Synonyms: weak, faint

Definition: deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

Usage: a faint outline; the wan sun cast faint shadows; the faint light of a distant candle; weak colors; a faint hissing sound; a faint aroma; a weak pulse

Similar words: perceptible

Definition: capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

Usage: a perceptible limp; easily perceptible sounds; perceptible changes in behavior


Synonyms: weak

Definition: not having authority, political strength, or governing power

Usage: a weak president

Similar words: powerless

Definition: lacking power


Synonyms: weak

Definition: (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection

Similar words: regular

Definition: in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

Usage: his regular calls on his customers; regular meals; regular duties


Synonyms: feeble, weak, weakly, sapless, rickety, infirm, debile, decrepit

Definition: lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

Usage: a feeble old woman; her body looked sapless

Similar words: frail

Definition: physically weak

Usage: an invalid's frail body


Synonyms: weak

Definition: deficient or lacking in some skill

Usage: he's weak in spelling

Similar words: unskilled

Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

Usage: unskilled in the art of rhetoric; an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber; unskilled labor; workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities; unskilled workmanship


Synonyms: weak, light, unaccented

Definition: (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

Usage: a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable; a weak stress on the second syllable

Similar words: unstressed

Definition: not bearing a stress or accent

Usage: short vowels are unstressed


Synonyms: weak

Definition: wanting in physical strength

Usage: a weak pillar

Similar words: anaemic, anemic

Definition: lacking vigor or energy

Usage: an anemic attempt to hit the baseball


Similar words: adynamic, asthenic, debilitated, enervated

Definition: lacking strength or vigor


Similar words: faint, feeble

Definition: lacking strength or vigor

Usage: damning with faint praise; faint resistance; feeble efforts; a feeble voice


Similar words: feeble, lame

Definition: pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

Usage: a feeble excuse; a lame argument


Similar words: flimsy

Definition: lacking solidity or strength

Usage: a flimsy table; flimsy construction


Similar words: jerry-built, shoddy

Definition: of inferior workmanship and materials

Usage: mean little jerry-built houses


Similar words: spineless, wishy-washy, gutless, namby-pamby

Definition: weak in willpower, courage or vitality


Similar words: pale, pallid, wan, sick

Definition: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

Usage: the pale light of a half moon; a pale sun; the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street; a pallid sky; the pale (or wan) stars; the wan light of dawn


Similar words: puny

Definition: inferior in strength or significance

Usage: a puny physique; puny excuses


Similar words: vulnerable

Definition: capable of being wounded or hurt

Usage: vulnerable parts of the body


Similar words: weakened

Definition: made weak or weaker


Synonyms: weak

Definition: tending downward in price

Usage: a weak market for oil stocks

Similar words: down

Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value

Usage: lay face down; the moon is down; our team is down by a run; down by a pawn; the stock market is down today