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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.
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weakly

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

(ˈwik li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
weak or feeble in constitution; not robust; sickly.
weak′li•ness, n.
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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"
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weakly

adjective
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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
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weakly

[ˈwiːkli]
advfaiblement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

weakly

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

[ˈwiːklɪ]
1. adjdeboluccio/a, gracile
2. advdebolmente
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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But, with a final effort, as I sank weakly to my knees I hurled the nine thought waves at that awful thing before me.
Gently she took his hand, and at the act he smiled at her very weakly.
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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.
Should the army forestall you in occupying a pass, do not go after him if the pass is fully garrisoned, but only if it is weakly garrisoned.
Monty rose up weakly. His knees were shaking, and he was in a pitiful state.
Thou hast nourished us with strong food for men, and powerful proverbs: do not let the weakly, womanly spirits attack us anew at dessert!
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She loosed the knob and swayed weakly, groping with one hand.