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1. weakly

adjective. ['ˈwiːkli'] lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality.

Synonyms

  • rickety
  • debile
  • feeble
  • frail
  • weak
  • decrepit
  • infirm

Antonyms

  • juicy
  • stable
  • well
  • strong

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Weakly

  • uniquely
  • obliquely
  • biweekly
  • steakley
  • sleekly
  • bleakley
  • yeakley
  • weekly
  • weekley
  • weakley
  • szekely
  • meekly
  • beakley

Example sentences of the word weakly


1. Adjective
Some covalent bonds are strongly polar and others are weakly polar.

2. Adverb
Diamagnetic metals are actually repelled by magnets rather than attracted to them, and usually weakly.

3. Verb, past participle
Rat snakes have weakly keeled scales with ridges.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes, though, the yeasts either foam weakly or not at all.

5. Verb, base form
Phytoestrogens are plant compounds that interact in the body to weakly mimic estrogen.

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