weakling

noun weak·ling \ ˈwē-kliŋ \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of weakling

: one that is weak in body, character, or mind

weakling

adjective

Examples of weakling in a Sentence

  1. he had been a weakling until high school, when he started working out to put on muscle

  2. only a weakling would be willing to lie to save himself from punishment

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First Known Use of weakling

1548

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weakling Synonyms

Antonyms

stalwart;

Near Antonyms

mensch;


WEAKLING Defined for English Language Learners

weakling

Definition of weakling for English Language Learners

  • : a weak person


WEAKLING Defined for Kids

weakling

noun weak·ling \ ˈwē-kliŋ \

Definition of weakling for Students

: a person or animal that lacks strength


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