Weakness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Weakness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ weakness
weakness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ debility
debility
atony
relaxation
languor
enervation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ impotence
impotence
&c. 158
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ infirmity
infirmity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ effeminacy
effeminacy
feminality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fragility
fragility
flaccidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inactivity
inactivity
&c. 683
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ anaemia
anaemia
bloodlessness
deficiency of blood
poverty of blood
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ declension of strength
declension of strength
loss of strength
failure of strength
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ delicacy
delicacy
invalidation
decrepitude
asthenia
adynamy
cachexy
cachexia
sprain
strain
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ reed
reed
thread
rope of sand
house of cards
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ softling
softling
weakling
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ infant
infant
&c. 129
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ youth
youth
&c. 127
PARAG:Weakness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be weak
be weak
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ drop
drop
crumble
give way
totter
tremble
shake
halt
limp
fade
languish
decline
flag
fail
have one leg in the grave
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render weak
render weak
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ weaken
weaken
enfeeble
debilitate
shake
deprive of strength
relax
enervate
eviscerate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ unbrace
unbrace
unnerve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cripple
cripple
unman
&c.(render powerless) 158
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cramp
cramp
reduce
sprain
strain
blunt the edge of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ dilute
dilute
impoverish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ decimate
decimate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ extenuate
extenuate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ reduce in strength
reduce in strength
reduce the strength of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ mettre de l'eau dans son vin
mettre de l'eau dans son vin
PARAG:Weakness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ weak
weak
feeble
debile|
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ impotent
impotent
&c. 158
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ relaxed
relaxed
unnerved
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ sapless
sapless
strengthless
powerless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ weakly
weakly
unstrung
flaccid
adynamic
asthenic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ nervous
nervous
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ soft
soft
effeminate
feminate
womanly
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ frail
frail
fragile
shattery
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ flimsy
flimsy
unsubstantial
gimcrack
gingerbread
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ rickety
rickety
cranky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ craichy
craichy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ drooping
drooping
tottering
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ broken
broken
lame
withered
shattered
shaken
crazy
shaky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ palsied
palsied
&c. 158
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ decrepit
decrepit
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ languid
languid
poor
infirm
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ faint
faint
faintish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ sickly
sickly
&c.(disease) 655
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ dull
dull
slack
evanid|
spent
short-winded
effete
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ weather-beaten
weather-beaten
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ decayed
decayed
rotten
worn
seedy
languishing
wasted
washy
laid low
pulled down
the worse for wear
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ unstrengthened
unstrengthened
&c. 159
unsupported
unaided
unassisted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ aidless
aidless
defenseless
&c. 158
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ on its last legs
on its last legs
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ weak as a child
weak as a child
weak as a baby
weak as a chicken
weak as a cat
weak as a rat
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ weak as water
weak as water
weak as water gruel
weak as gingerbread
weak as milk and water
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ colorless
colorless
&c. 429

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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