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weak·ly

 (wēk′lē)
adj. weak·li·er, weak·li·est
Delicate in constitution; frail or sickly.
adv.
1. With little physical strength or force.
2. With little strength of character.

weak′li·ness n.

weakly

(ˈwiːklɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
sickly; feeble
adv
in a weak or feeble manner
ˈweakliness n

weak•ly

(ˈwik li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
weak or feeble in constitution; not robust; sickly.
weak′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weakly - lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
Adv.1.weakly - in a weak or feeble manner or to a minor degree; "weakly agreed to a compromise"; "wheezed weakly"; "he was weakly attracted to her"
strongly - with strength or in a strong manner; "argues very strongly for his proposal"; "he was strongly opposed to the government"

weakly

adjective
Translations
بِضَعْف
betegesen
òróttlaust; dauflega
zayıf biçimde

weakly

[ˈwiːklɪ]
A. ADV
1. (= without physical strength) [move, lean] → sin fuerzas
his heart was beating weaklysu corazón latía con poca fuerza or débilmente
she struggled weaklyforcejeó con pocas fuerzas
2. (= ineffectually) [act, respond] → sin firmeza; [say, smile] → débilmente, tímidamente; [laugh] → tímidamente; [give in] → sin oponer resistencia
B. ADJ (o.f. or liter) [person, child] → enfermizo, enclenque

weakly

[ˈwiːkli]
advfaiblement

weakly

adj (dated)schwächlich
advschwach; he weakly gave in to their demandsschwach wie er war, ging er gleich auf ihre Forderungen ein

weakly

[ˈwiːklɪ]
1. adjdeboluccio/a, gracile
2. advdebolmente

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 ?
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance --aye, chance, free will, and necessity --no wise incompatible --all interweavingly working together.
There was a long pause, during which Jane knit silently, wiping the tears from her eyes from time to time, as she looked at the pitiful figure lying weakly on the pillows.
Brocklehurst has weakly and pompously repeated at second-hand from Mrs.
Well knowing this (the letter proceeded to say), he had nevertheless persisted in forcing himself upon her as a species of family connection: and she had weakly sanctioned the intrusion, solely from the dread that he would otherwise introduce himself to Mr.
If he weakly showed the least disposition to hear it, Captain Hopkins, in a loud sonorous voice, gave him every word of it.
He practised on her affection in that systematic way, that he got great sums of money from her, and he induced her to buy her brother out of a share in the brewery (which had been weakly left him by his father) at an immense price, on the plea that when he was her husband he must hold and manage it all.
But Robin's voice did not quaver forth weakly, as formerly, and his figure had stiffened bolt upright beneath the black robe that covered his rags.
But, with a final effort, as I sank weakly to my knees I hurled the nine thought waves at that awful thing before me.
Baynes turned weakly in the direction of the shore to see Malbihn drawn up upon his elbows levelling his rifle at him.
Doubtless sympathy eased her somewhat, but she was very low in thought and spirit, and wept silently and weakly for a long time.
I was hauled, resisting weakly enough, to the gangway.
It will give you an idea, therefore, of the strange deficiency in these creatures, when I tell you that none made the slightest attempt to rescue the weakly crying little thing which was drowning before their eyes.