weakling


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weak·ling

 (wēk′lĭng)
n.
One of weak constitution or character.

weakling

(ˈwiːklɪŋ)
n
a person or animal that is lacking in strength or weak in constitution or character

weak•ling

(ˈwik lɪŋ)

n.
1. a person who is physically or morally weak.
adj.
2. weak; not strong.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weakling - a person who is physically weak and ineffectualweakling - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
namby-pamby - an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
softie, softy - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
crybaby, wimp, chicken - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

weakling

noun sissy, drip (informal), coward, wimp (informal), wet (Brit. informal), mouse, jessie (Scot. slang), pussy (slang, chiefly U.S.), doormat (slang), wuss (slang), milksop a craven weakling with no backbone or moral fibre

weakling

noun
A person who behaves in a childish, weak, or spoiled way:
Idiom: mama's boy.
Translations
ضَعيف البُنْيَه أو الشَّخْصِيَّه
slaboch
svækling
nyápic ember
veikburîa maîur/dÿr/planta
bitkigüçsüz kimse/hayvaniradesiz kimse

weakling

[ˈwiːklɪŋ] N (physically) → debilucho/a m/f; (morally) → pelele m

weakling

[ˈwiːklɪŋ] n
(lacking physical strength)gringalet m
(= lacking moral strength) → faible mf

weakling

nSchwächling m; (of litter etc)Schwächste(s) nt

weakling

[ˈwiːklɪŋ] n (physically) → mingherlino/a; (morally) → smidollato/a

weak

(wiːk) adjective
1. lacking in physical strength. Her illness has made her very weak.
2. not strong in character. I'm very weak when it comes to giving up cigarettes.
3. (of a liquid) diluted; not strong. weak tea.
4. (of an explanation etc) not convincing.
5. (of a joke) not particularly funny.
ˈweakly adverb
ˈweaken verb
to (cause to) become weak, especially in physical strength or character. The patient has weakened; The strain of the last few days has weakened him.
ˈweakling (-liŋ) noun
a weak person, animal, or plant. She married a weakling.
ˈweakness noun
1. the state of being weak.
2. something weak or faulty; a defect. weaknesses of character; Smoking is one of my weaknesses.
have a weakness for
to have a liking for. She has a weakness for chocolate biscuits.
References in classic literature ?
What befel the weakling youth lifting the dread goddess's veil at Sais?
Jane is not such a weakling as you would make her," he would say: "she can bear a mountain blast, or a shower, or a few flakes of snow, as well as any of us.
And then, I thought, how ever will that weakling live at Wuthering Heights?
The weakling and the saphead have often great ability to charm the fair sex, while the fighting man who can face a thousand real dangers unafraid, sits hiding in the shadows like some frightened child.
I have been all along expecting some one of imposing presence and superhuman strength, whereas he turns out to be a little insignificant weakling, who has managed to blind my eye by taking advantage of me in my drink; come here, then, Ulysses, that I may make you presents to show my hospitality, and urge Neptune to help you forward on your journey--for Neptune and I are father and son.
Weakling cowards, women rather than men, let us sail home, and leave this fellow here at Troy to stew in his own meeds of honour, and discover whether we were of any service to him or no.
A long life has taught me that a man may seem weak where women and children are concerned and yet be anything but a weakling in the sterner avenues of life.
I stand alone, bound to accept society and not unwilling, since in return for the taxes I pay it protects me, a weakling, against the tyranny of another stronger than I am; but I submit to its laws because I must; I do not acknowledge their justice: I do not know justice, I only know power.
During his convalescence he had gone over in his mind many times the battle with the gorilla, and his first thought was to recover the wonderful little weapon which had transformed him from a hopelessly outclassed weakling to the superior of the mighty terror of the jungle.
Love cannot go wrong unless it be a weakling that faints and stumbles by the way.
Had I been a weakling of a child, I am confident that it would have killed me.
HESIOD: `This man is the son of a brave father and a weakling --'