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weak·ling

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

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

(ˈwik lɪŋ)

n.
1. a person who is physically or morally weak.
adj.
2. weak; not strong.
[1520–30]
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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
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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
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weakling

noun
A person who behaves in a childish, weak, or spoiled way:
Idiom: mama's boy.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

weakling

[ˈwiːklɪŋ] n
(lacking physical strength)gringalet m
(= lacking moral strength) → faible mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

weakling

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

[ˈwiːklɪŋ] n (physically) → mingherlino/a; (morally) → smidollato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
In wickedness the haughty man and the weakling meet.
What befel the weakling youth lifting the dread goddess's veil at Sais?
And then, I thought, how ever will that weakling live at Wuthering Heights?
Mr Pickering was no weakling. He had once upset his automobile in a ditch, and had waited for twenty minutes until help came to relieve a broken arm, and he had done it without a murmur.
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.
But Malbihn was no weakling. His character and appearance were brutal, nor did they belie his brawn.
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.
The trouble with me was two fold: first, I was a born weakling; and next, I was living unnaturally--too much work, and responsibility, and strain.
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.
It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.' "Whither would you soar?"