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Weakly definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WEAKLY, adv.
1. Feebly; with little physical strength; faintly; not forcible; as a fortress weakly defended.
2. With want of efficacy.
Was plighted faith so weakly seald above?
3. With feebleness of mind or intellect; indiscretely; injuriously.
Beneath pretended justice weakly fall.
4. Timorously; with little courage or fortitude.
WEAKLY, a. Not strong of constitution; infirm; as a weakly woman; a man of a weakly constitution.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless" [syn: decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly] adv
1: in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree; "weakly agreed to a compromise"; "wheezed weakly"; "he was weakly attracted to her" [ant: strongly]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1577 feeble, weak weakliness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. & adj. --adv. in a weak manner. --adj. (weaklier, weakliest) sickly, not robust. Derivatives: weakliness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Weakly Weak"ly, adv. In a weak manner; with little strength or vigor; feebly.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Weakly Weak"ly, a. [Compar. Weaklier; superl. Weakliest.] Not strong of constitution; infirm; feeble; as, a weakly woman; a man of a weakly constitution.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see weak

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Feeble, weak, infirm.

Moby Thesaurus

a bit, a la sourdine, a little, anemic, asthenic, barely, bloodless, by a hair, by an ace, cachectic, chicken, cowardly, daintily, debilitated, decrepit, delicately, dimly, drained, drooping, droopy, dull, effeminately, effete, enervated, etiolated, ever so little, exhausted, exiguously, failing, faint, faintish, faintly, feeble, feebly, flabby, flaccid, flimsy, floppy, fragile, frail, gently, gone, gutless, hardly, healthless, hushedly, imbecile, imperfectly, impotent, in poor health, inappreciably, inconsequentially, infirm, infirmly, insignificantly, insubstantial, invalid, just a bit, languid, languishing, languorous, languorously, lightly, limber, limp, listless, listlessly, little, low, lustless, marrowless, meagerly, minimally, minutely, moribund, negligibly, nerveless, not hardly, only just, pale, peaked, peaky, pianissimo, piano, pithless, pooped, powerless, reduced, reduced in health, rubbery, run-down, sapless, scantily, scarcely, shakily, sickly, sinewless, slack, slightly, soft, softly, sordamente, sordo, spineless, strengthless, strengthlessly, subduedly, tant soit peu, teeteringly, totteringly, triflingly, unhardened, unhealthy, unnerved, unsound, unsoundly, unsteadily, unstrung, unsubstantial, unsubstantially, valetudinarian, valetudinary, weak, weakened, with low resistance




 


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