• IPA: /ˈwiːkli/

weakly (comparative weaklier, superlative weakliest)

  1. Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution; weak.
    • 1885, I lay in weakly case and confined to my bed for four months before I was able to rise and health returned to me. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 18
    • 1889, I'd always been but weakly, / And my baby was just born; / A neighbour minded her by day, / I minded her till morn. — WB Yeats, ‘The Ballad of Moll Magee’
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      "Oh, a huge crab," Jacob murmured—and begins his journey on weakly legs on the sandy bottom.


  1. With little strength or force
  • French: faiblement
  • Russian: сла́бо
  • Spanish: débilmente

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