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English definition of “weak”

weak

adjective (NOT GOOD)    /wiːk/
B1 not good enough, especially in ability , skill , or quality : He was always weak at/in languages but strong at/in science . Our quiz team is a bit weak on sport . In the end I think the film was spoilt by a weak story line .Inability and awkwardnessNot good enough weakly     /-li/ adverb "The pain seems to have eased a little with these new tablets ," he said weakly.Weakness and vulnerability
(Definition of weak adjective (NOT GOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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