Translation of "weak" - English-Spanish dictionary

weak

adjective uk /wiːk/

B1 not physically strong

débil
He felt too weak to sit up.

B1 not good at something

flojo
She reads well but she is weak at spelling.
→ Opposite strong

likely to break and not able to support things

delicado
a weak bridge

A weak drink has little taste or contains little alcohol.

claro
weak coffee

A weak reason, argument, or excuse is one that you do not have enough proof to support.

débil
The arguments she put forward were rather weak.
weakly adverb /ˈwiːk·li/

(Translation of “weak” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

weak

adjective /wiːk/

lacking in physical strength

débil
Her illness has made her very weak.

not strong in character

débil
I’m very weak when it comes to giving up cigarettes.

(of a liquid) diluted; not strong

flojo, aguado, poco cargado
weak tea.

(of an explanation etc) not convincing

flojo, pobre, poco convincente
a weak argument.

(of a joke) not particularly funny.

sin gracia, soso
weakly adverb

débilmente
She smiled weakly.
weaken verb

to (cause to) become weak, especially in physical strength or character

debilitar(se)
The patient has weakened
The strain of the last few days has weakened him.
weakling /-liŋ/ noun

a weak person, animal, or plant

debilucho, enfermizo
The other children considered him to be a weakling and he was often bullied.
weakness noun

the state of being weak

debilidad
His weakness after the operation meant that he had to rest.

something weak or faulty; a defect

debilidad
weaknesses of character
Smoking is one of my weaknesses.
have a weakness for

to have a liking for

tener debilidad por
She has a weakness for chocolate biscuits.

(Translation of “weak” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)