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Etymology

Middle English weike, from Old Norse veikr "weak," cognate with Old English wīcan "to yield." Proto-Indo-European base *weik- "to bend, wind"

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weak (comparative: weaker, superlative: weakest)

  1. Lacking in force or ability.
    The child was too weak to move the boulder.
  2. Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
    We were served stale bread and weak tea.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Regular in inflection, especially of verbs.
  4. (physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
  5. (slang) Bad or uncool.
    This place is weak.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Good or cool ( we had a weak time ) slang in P.E.I., Canada.

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West Frisian

Adjective

weak

  1. soft

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