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English definition of “weak-kneed”

weak-kneed

adjective [after verb]     /ˌwiːkˈniːd/
informal disapproving not brave or determined enough to defend your beliefs against others : Instead of defending traditional values , the church frequently seems weak-kneed and irresolute .Weakness and vulnerabilityCowardly made to feel weak and likely to fall by emotion : She stood dazed and weak-kneed beside the coffin .Strong feelings
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