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weak-mind·ed

(wēk′mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Having or exhibiting a lack of judgment or conviction.
2. Foolish; silly.
3. Of less than normal intellect. Not in scientific use.

weak′-mind′ed·ness n.

weak-minded

adj
1. (Psychology) lacking in stability of mind or character
2. (Psychology) another word for feeble-minded
ˌweak-ˈmindedly adv
ˌweak-ˈmindedness n

weak′-mind′ed



adj.
1. having or showing a lack of mental firmness; irresolute; vacillating.
2. feeble-minded; foolish.
[1775–85]
weak′-mind′ed•ly, adv.
weak′-mind′ed•ness, n.
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weak-minded

adjective
1. Displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense:
2. Offensive. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
Translations

weak-minded

[ˈwiːkˈmaɪndɪd] ADJ (= irresolute) → sin carácter; (= not sane) → mentecato

weak-minded

adj
(= feeble-minded)schwachsinnig
(= weak-willed)willensschwach

weak-minded

[ˌwiːkˈmaɪndɪd] adjdebole di carattere
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I thought it weak-minded of grandmother to give the pot to her.
Dick, 'a simpleton, a weak-minded person - present company, you know
They complained at Madrid, and obtained the consent of the weak-minded Philip that the convoy, without discharging its cargo, should remain sequestered in the roads of Vigo until the enemy had disappeared.
He has already made proselytes of one-fifth of the camp; beginning by working on the women, the children, and the weak-minded.
Not that I feel the least indebted, upon this score, to my exceedingly weak-minded parents, who, beyond doubt, would have made an arrant genius of me at last, if my guardian angel had not come, in good time, to the rescue.
How poor weak-minded King Edwy must have hated Kyningestun
He was full of weird and unnatural notions about being a credit to his parents and an honour to the school; and he yearned to win prizes, and grow up and be a clever man, and had all those sorts of weak-minded ideas.
I only presume to think that you are confusing a delicate-minded man with a weak-minded man.
There is nothing weak-minded or degenerate about Miss Howard.
Sound in his principles; tidy in his dress; blessed with moderate politics and a good digestion--a harmless, healthy, spruce, speckless, weak-minded old man.
As to the second question, I gather that the fellow with the bomb was his brother-in-law - quite a lad - a weak-minded creature.
Put to, put to; if that weak-minded, soft-feeling man, your father, eats or drinks again in this neighbourhood, we shall see him poisoned with the craft of the Red-skins.