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[week-mahyn-did] /ˈwikˈmaɪn dɪd/
having or showing a lack of mental firmness; irresolute; vacillating.
having or showing mental feebleness; foolish.
Origin of weak-minded
Related forms
weak-mindedly, adverb
weak-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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  • Without delay the chief sought the weak-minded Gunther, and to him he related all that the trustful Kriemhild had told him.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • He disliked her child, the little Charles Rougon, who was degenerate and weak-minded.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • I really don't know but total abstinence is a good idea for weak-minded young men who can not control themselves.

    Three People Pansy
  • I swore it; and then I swore at myself for being so weak-minded as to need to swear.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was too weak-minded to discern the fact that good cannot be far from evil in this mixed world.

  • I'm not in the least conventional, and I don't think I'm weak-minded.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • Her father was a weak-minded man, and her mother, a woman of uncommon energy, had him completely under her thumb.

    The Grandee Armando Palacio Valds
  • James of Scotland, then King of England, was weak-minded and extravagant.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • I said, for the fact she hinted at would have been somewhat astonishing to a weak-minded person.

    She and I, Volume 1 John Conroy Hutcheson
British Dictionary definitions for weak-minded


lacking in stability of mind or character
another word for feeble-minded
Derived Forms
weak-mindedly, adverb
weak-mindedness, noun
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