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weakest
English - Vietnamese Dictionary
weak /wi:k/
  • tính từ
    • yếu, yếu ớt
      • to grow weak: yếu đi
    • thiếu nghị lực, yếu đuối, mềm yếu, nhu nhược
      • a weak moment: một phút yếu đuối
      • weak character: tính tình nhu nhược mềm yếu
    • kém, non; thiếu quá
      • weak in algebra: kém về đại số
      • weak memory: trí nhớ kém
      • weak sight and hearing: mắt kém tai nghễnh ngãng
      • a weak team of volleyball players: một đội bóng chuyền kém
      • a weak staff: biên chế thiếu quá
    • loãng, nhạt
      • weak tea: trà loãng
Concise Dictionary
weaker|weakestwɪːk
adj.
+having little physical or spiritual strength
+overly diluted; thin and insipid
+used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress
+having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
+tending downward in price
+deficient or lacking in some skill
+lacking physical strength or vitality
+(used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection
+not having authority, political strength, or governing power
+deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
+likely to fail under stress or pressure
+deficient in intelligence or mental power

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 feeble, frail, fragile, unsubstantial, flimsy, breakable, frangible, delicate, rickety, unsteady, unsound, decrepit, shaky, infirm:
That chair is too weak for you to stand on.
2 frail, infirm, debilitated, enervated, delicate, sickly, anaemic, wasted, decrepit, puny, effete, worn out, tired, exhausted:
When I last saw Tindell he was so weak he could hardly lift his brandy glass.
3 unassertive, retiring, namby-pamby, spineless, irresolute, impotent, ineffectual, ineffective, incompetent, feckless, inept, wishy-washy, timid, meek, craven, timorous, cowardly, pusillanimous, lily-livered, chicken-hearted, Colloq chicken, yellow:
We know which is the weaker partner in that marriage, don't we?
4 feeble, lame, half-baked, poor, miserable, unconvincing, unpersuasive, empty, shallow, flimsy, hollow, pathetic, pitiful, unbelievable, untenable:
Edward made some weak excuse for being late. I found Mona's argument against birth control very weak indeed.
5 weak-minded, dim-witted, dull-witted, slow-witted, foolish, feeble-minded, simple, simple-minded, soft-headed, stupid, dull, moronic, imbecilic, Colloq dumb:
They seek out people of weaker intelligence and make fools of them.
6 faint, dim, poor, dull, pale, faded, indistinct, vague, hazy, imperceptible, indiscernible, unclear, blurred, blurry, muzzy, wavering, faltering, ill-defined, feeble, flickering, subdued:
I could hardly see her face in the weak light of the candle.
7 feeble, subdued, low, soft, hushed, muffled, muted, almost inaudible, stifled, indistinct:
When the victim finally spoke, his voice was very weak.
8 See watery, 1, above.
9 weak point. See weakness, 3, below.
weaken
v.
1 debilitate, enfeeble, enervate, emasculate, mitigate, moderate, dilute, deplete, diminish, lessen, depress, lower, reduce, sap, undermine, exhaust, impoverish:
The continuous torture helped to weaken Errol's resolve.
2 fade, dwindle, tire, droop, sag, fail, give way, crumble, flag:
My determination weakened when I saw what had happened to the children.
3 give in, relent, acquiesce, give way, yield, accede, consent, agree, assent, soften, bend, ease up, let up, ease off, relax:
If you ask very politely, she might weaken and allow you to go out and play.
4 water (down), dilute, thin (out):
Adding the water so weakened the soup that it tasted like dishwater.
weakling
n.
milksop, baby, mollycoddle, lightweight, namby-pamby, US and Canadian milquetoast, Colloq sissy or Brit also cissy, loser, cream puff, jellyfish, pushover, softie or softy, Slang wimp, twerp or twirp, US weak sister, schnook, schlemiel or schlemihl or shlemiel:
If you count on a weakling like Geoffrey, nothing will ever get done.


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