• Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.
  • Unable to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain.
  • Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.
  • Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
  • Displaying a particular kind of inflection, including:
  • That does not ionize completely into anions and cations in a solution.
  • One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
  • Bad or uncool.
  • Having a narrow range of logical consequences; narrowly applicable. (Often contrasted with a strong 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.
  • Lacking in vigour or expression.
  • Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
  • Tending towards lower prices.
  • Lacking contrast.


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  • From Middle English weyk, wayk, weik, waik, from Old Norse veikr, from Proto-Germanic *waikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weyk-. Cognate with Old English wāc, Saterland Frisian wook, West Frisian weak, Dutch week, German weich, Norwegian veik, Swedish vek, Icelandic veikur. Related to Old English wīcan. week, and wick.

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