In the manner of a coward.
* , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.48:
- I love to follow them, but not so cowardly , as my life remaine thereby in subjection.
Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
- The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
- The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.
Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.
- a poor, infirm, weak , and despised old man
Unable to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain.
- weak with hunger, mad with love
Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.
- a weak''' timber; a '''weak rope
* Joseph Addison, The Fair Petinent Act I, scene I:
- weak''' resolutions; '''weak virtue
Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
- Guard thy heart / On this weak side, where most our nature fails.
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(grammar) Displaying a particular kind of inflection, including:
# (Germanic languages, of verbs) Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.
# (Germanic languages, of nouns) Showing less distinct grammatical endings.
# (Germanic languages, of adjectives) Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.
(physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
(slang) Bad or uncool.
(mathematics, logic) Having a narrow range of logical consequences; narrowly applicable. (Often contrasted with a statement which implies it.)
Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained.
- If evil thence ensue, / She first his weak indulgence will accuse.
- The prosecution advanced a weak case.
Lacking in vigour or expression.
- convinced of his weak arguing
Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
- a weak''' sentence; a '''weak style
(stock exchange) Tending towards lower prices.
- weak prayers
- a weak market
* (lacking in force or ability) feeble, frail, powerless, vincible, assailable ,vulnerable
* (lacking in taste or potency) dilute, watery
* See also
* (lacking in force or ability) healthy, powerful, robust, strong, invincible
* (lacking in taste or potency) potent, robust, strong
* weak sister