weak S3 W2
not physically strong:
The illness left her feeling weak.
Poor light produces weak plants.
be too weak to do something
She's too weak to feed herself.
weak heart/lungs etc
My grandfather had a weak heart.
unable to support much weight:
likely to breakTBC
a weak bridge
too weak to do something
The branch was too weak to support his weight.
easily influenced by other people - used to show disapproval:
a weak indecisive man
not having much power or influence
weak leader/ruler/king etc
a weak and ineffective president
The party was left weak and divided.
The country is in a weak position economically.
without the power to interest or amuse people:
The play is well acted but the plot is weak.
done without energy or confidence:
He managed a weak smile.
not good at a particular skill or subject, or in a particular area of activity or knowledge
not good at doing something
New Zealand was weak in defense.
She speaks quite fluently but she's weak on grammar.
Be honest about your weak points (=your faults or the things you do not do well).
not financially successful
The pound was weak against the dollar.
not likely to make people believe that something is true or right:
She's washing her hair? That sounds like a weak excuse!
There are some weak points in her argument.
The defence lawyer clearly knew that his case was weak.
weak tea, beer etc contains a lot of water and has little taste [≠ strong]
difficult to see or hear [= faint]:
a weak radio signal
He had only a weak light to see by.
the parts of something that can easily be attacked or criticized:
Check your house for weak spots where a thief could enter.
feeling strange because of strong emotions:
His smile made her go weak at the knees.
a time when you can be persuaded more easily than usual:
Dave caught me at a weak moment and I lent him £10.
the person or thing in a situation that is less strong, skilful etc than the others:
Goalkeeper Gouter proved to be the weakest link.
a verb that forms regular past tenses [≠ strong verb]
one that is not emphasized
—weakly adverb:WORD FOCUS: weak
"I'm sorry," she said, smiling weakly.
He sank down weakly beside her.
person: puny, feeble, weedy British English, frail, fragile, powerless, vulnerable
thing: fragile, delicate, flimsy, rickety, badly made, jerry-built