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  • a  wanting in physical strength
    a weak pillar
  • s  overly diluted; thin and insipid
    weak tea
  • s  (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
    a weak stress on the second syllable
  • s  wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
  • s  tending downward in price
    a weak market for oil stocks
  • s  deficient or lacking in some skill
    he's weak in spelling
  • s  lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
  • s  (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
  • s  not having authority, political strength, or governing power
    a weak president
  • s  deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    weak colors
    a weak pulse
  • s  likely to fail under stress or pressure
    the weak link in the chain
  • s  deficient in intelligence or mental power
    a weak mind

  • Sure, it's smart to help weak nations.
  • After doing some mind-blowing math, she thinks the warped geometry of space-time could mean gravity is weak here and strong elsewhere.
  • But the very reason that Waxman and Markey made it through the energy committee could be that, in the end, it will be too weak to make much difference.
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  • Alberto Gonzales in Kansas City Star
    Even though from a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point, it's still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time as many people will still find that their job security and their employment status is not... Ben Bernanke http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEsTNLK-7-f3R5-thHohB-P27CEdw AFP http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iKxVd_ufPlxASyzqhQNFur34qWVA&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEbmUUj40bg0PSmdX6oX2P2A3qYbQ Sep 16, 2009 109254 143348 weak Gonzales said he'd known that Kyle Sampson, his chief of staff, was involved in the process of determining who were the weak performers."

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