weak-kneed

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weak-kneed

(wēk′nēd′)
adj.
Lacking strength of character or purpose.

weak-kneed

adj
informal yielding readily to force, persuasion, intimidation, etc
ˌweak-ˈkneedly adv
ˌweak-ˈkneedness n

weak′-kneed′



adj.
yielding readily to opposition, pressure, intimidation, etc.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weak-kneed - lacking will power or resolutionweak-kneed - lacking will power or resolution; "the role of the dissenter is not for the weak-kneed"
irresolute - uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute"
Translations

weak-kneed

[ˈwiːkˈniːd] ADJ (fig) [person] → sin carácter, débil

weak-kneed

adj (after illness) → wackelig auf den Beinen (inf); (with fear, excitement) → mit weichen Knien; (fig inf)schwach, feige

weak-kneed

[ˌwiːkˈniːd] adj (fig) → debole, codardo/a