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Ghastly vs. Weak

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Ghastlyadjective

Like a ghost in appearance; death-like; pale; pallid; dismal.

Weakadjective

Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.

‘The child was too weak to move the boulder.’; ‘They easily guessed his weak computer password.’;

Ghastlyadjective

Horrifyingly shocking.

Weakadjective

Unable to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain.

‘a weak timber; a weak rope’;

Ghastlyadjective

Extremely bad.

‘The play was simply ghastly.’;

Weakadjective

Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.

‘weak resolutions; weak virtue’;

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Ghastlyadverb

In a ghastly manner.

Weakadjective

Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.

‘We were served stale bread and weak tea.’;

Ghastlyadjective

Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.

‘Each turned his face with a ghastly pang.’; ‘His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be recognized.’;

Weakadjective

(grammar) Displaying a particular kind of inflection, including:

Ghastlyadjective

Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.

‘Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.’;

Weakadjective

Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.

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Ghastlyadverb

In a ghastly manner; hideously.

‘Staring full ghastly like a strangled man.’;

Weakadjective

Showing less distinct grammatical endings.

Ghastlyadjective

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;

‘ghastly wounds’; ‘the grim aftermath of the bombing’; ‘the grim task of burying the victims’; ‘a grisly murder’; ‘gruesome evidence of human sacrifice’; ‘macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages’; ‘macabre tortures conceived by madmen’;

Weakadjective

Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.

Ghastlyadjective

gruesomely indicative of death or the dead;

‘a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones’; ‘ghastly shrieks’; ‘the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs’;

Weakadjective

(chemistry) That does not ionize completely into anions and cations in a solution.

‘a weak acid;’; ‘a weak base’;

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Weakadjective

(physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.

Weakadjective

(slang) Bad or uncool.

‘This place is weak.’;

Weakadjective

Having a narrow range of logical consequences; narrowly applicable. (Often contrasted with a strong statement which implies it.)

Weakadjective

Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.

Weakadjective

Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained.

‘The prosecution advanced a weak case.’;

Weakadjective

Lacking in vigour or expression.

‘a weak sentence; a weak style’;

Weakadjective

Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.

Weakadjective

(stock exchange) Tending towards lower prices.

‘a weak market; wheat is weak at present’;

Weakadjective

(photography) Lacking contrast.

‘a weak negative’;

Weakadjective

Wanting physical strength.

Weakadjective

Deficient in strength of body; feeble; infirm; sickly; debilitated; enfeebled; exhausted.

‘A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man.’; ‘Weak with hunger, mad with love.’;

Weakadjective

Not possessing or manifesting intellectual, logical, moral, or political strength, vigor, etc.

Weakadjective

Not able to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain; as, a weak timber; a weak rope.

Weakadjective

Feeble of mind; wanting discernment; lacking vigor; spiritless; as, a weak king or magistrate.

‘To think every thing disputable is a proof of a weak mind and captious temper.’; ‘Origen was never weak enough to imagine that there were two Gods.’;

Weakadjective

Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) and past participle by adding to the present the suffix -ed, -d, or the variant form -t; as in the verbs abash, abashed; abate, abated; deny, denied; feel, felt. See Strong, 19 (a).

Weakadjective

Not firmly united or adhesive; easily broken or separated into pieces; not compact; as, a weak ship.

Weakadjective

Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.

‘If evil thence ensue,She first his weak indulgence will accuse.’;

Weakadjective

Tending toward a lower price or lower prices; as, wheat is weak; a weak market.

Weakadjective

Not stiff; pliant; frail; soft; as, the weak stalk of a plant.

Weakadjective

Not having full confidence or conviction; not decided or confirmed; vacillating; wavering.

‘Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.’;

Weakadjective

Lacking in good cards; deficient as to number or strength; as, a hand weak in trumps.

Weakadjective

Not able to resist external force or onset; easily subdued or overcome; as, a weak barrier; as, a weak fortress.

Weakadjective

Not able to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable; as, weak resolutions; weak virtue.

‘Guard thy heartOn this weak side, where most our nature fails.’;

Weakadjective

Lacking contrast; as, a weak negative.

Weakadjective

Lacking force of utterance or sound; not sonorous; low; small; feeble; faint.

‘A voice not soft, weak, piping, and womanish.’;

Weakadjective

Wanting in power to influence or bind; as, weak ties; a weak sense of honor of duty.

Weakadjective

Not thoroughly or abundantly impregnated with the usual or required ingredients, or with stimulating and nourishing substances; of less than the usual strength; as, weak tea, broth, or liquor; a weak decoction or solution; a weak dose of medicine.

Weakadjective

Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained; as, a weak argument or case.

‘A case so weak . . . hath much persisted in.’;

Weakadjective

Lacking ability for an appropriate function or office; as, weak eyes; a weak stomach; a weak magistrate; a weak regiment, or army.

Weakadjective

Wanting in point or vigor of expression; as, a weak sentence; a weak style.

Weakadjective

Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.

Weakadjective

Lacking in elements of political strength; not wielding or having authority or energy; deficient in the resources that are essential to a ruler or nation; as, a weak monarch; a weak government or state.

‘I must make fair weather yet awhile,Till Henry be more weak, and I more strong.’;

Weakadjective

Tending towards lower prices; as, a weak market.

Weakverb

To make or become weak; to weaken.

‘Never to seek weaking variety.’;

Weakadjective

having little physical or spiritual strength;

‘a weak radio signal’; ‘a weak link’;

Weakadjective

overly diluted; thin and insipid;

‘washy coffee’; ‘watery milk’; ‘weak tea’;

Weakadjective

lacking power

Weakadjective

used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress;

‘a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable’; ‘a weak stress on the second syllable’;

Weakadjective

having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings;

‘I'm only human’; ‘frail humanity’;

Weakadjective

lacking force; feeble;

‘a forceless argument’;

Weakadjective

lacking physical strength or vitality;

‘a feeble old woman’; ‘her body looked sapless’;

Weakadjective

used of verbs having standard (or regular) inflection

Weakadjective

lacking physical strength or vigor

Weakadjective

characterized by excessive softness or self-indulgence;

‘an effeminate civilization’;

Weakadjective

lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; having little physical strength or energy

‘she was recovering from flu, and was very weak’;

Weakadjective

lacking power or influence

‘the central government had grown too weak to impose order’; ‘the new king used his powers to protect the weak’;

Weakadjective

(of a team or military force) containing too few members or members of insufficient quality

‘their problems arose from fielding weak teams in league matches’;

Weakadjective

(of a faculty or part of the body) not able to fulfil its functions properly

‘he had a weak stomach’;

Weakadjective

of a low standard; performing or performed badly

‘the choruses on this recording are weak’;

Weakadjective

not convincing or logically forceful

‘the argument is an extremely weak one’; ‘a weak plot’;

Weakadjective

exerting only a small force

‘a weak magnetic field’;

Weakadjective

liable to break or give way under pressure; easily damaged

‘the salamander's tail may be broken off at a weak spot near the base’;

Weakadjective

lacking the force of character to hold to one's own decisions, beliefs, or principles; irresolute

‘he was not weak or a compromiser’;

Weakadjective

(of a belief) not held with conviction or intensity

‘their commitment to the project is weak’;

Weakadjective

(of prices or a market) having a downward tendency.

Weakadjective

lacking intensity or brightness

‘a weak light from a single street lamp’;

Weakadjective

(of a liquid or solution) heavily diluted

‘a cup of weak coffee’;

Weakadjective

displaying or characterized by a lack of enthusiasm or energy

‘she managed a weak, nervous smile’;

Weakadjective

(of features) not striking or strongly marked

‘his beard covered a weak chin’;

Weakadjective

(of a syllable) unstressed.

Weakadjective

denoting a class of verbs in Germanic languages that form the past tense and past participle by addition of a suffix (in English, typically -ed).

Weakadjective

relating to or denoting the weakest of the known kinds of force between particles, which acts only at distances less than about 10⁻¹⁵ cm, is very much weaker than the electromagnetic and the strong interactions, and conserves neither strangeness, parity, nor isospin.

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