weakishly

weakish

[wee-kish]
adjective
rather weak.

Origin:
1585–95; weak + -ish1

weakishly, adverb
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weak (wiːk)
 
adj
1.  lacking in physical or mental strength or force; frail or feeble
2.  liable to yield, break, or give way: a weak link in a chain
3.  lacking in resolution or firmness of character
4.  lacking strength, power, or intensity: a weak voice
5.  lacking strength in a particular part: a team weak in defence
6.  a.  not functioning as well as normal: weak eyes
 b.  easily upset: a weak stomach
7.  lacking in conviction, persuasiveness, etc: a weak argument
8.  lacking in political or strategic strength: a weak state
9.  lacking the usual, full, or desirable strength of flavour: weak tea
10.  grammar
 a.  denoting or belonging to a class of verbs, in certain languages including the Germanic languages, whose conjugation relies on inflectional endings rather than internal vowel gradation, as look, looks, looking, looked
 b.  Compare strong belonging to any part-of-speech class, in any of various languages, whose inflections follow the more regular of two possible patterns
11.  (of a syllable) not accented or stressed
12.  Compare rich (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively low proportion of fuel
13.  photog having low density or contrast; thin
14.  (of an industry, market, currency, securities, etc) falling in price or characterized by falling prices
 
[Old English wāc soft, miserable; related to Old Saxon wēk, Old High German weih, Old Norse veikr]
 
'weakish
 
adj
 
'weakishly
 
adv
 
'weakishness
 
n

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