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[week-mahyn-did] /ˈwikˈmaɪn dɪd/
having or showing a lack of mental firmness; irresolute; vacillating.
having or showing mental feebleness; foolish.
Origin of weak-minded
First recorded in 1775-85
Related forms
weak-mindedly, adverb
weak-mindedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He disliked her child, the little Charles Rougon, who was degenerate and weak-minded.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • I swore it; and then I swore at myself for being so weak-minded as to need to swear.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I'm not in the least conventional, and I don't think I'm weak-minded.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • James of Scotland, then King of England, was weak-minded and extravagant.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • That love, too, like a quicksand, too often proves a destroyer to the weak-minded.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • The impression that weak-minded persons are most available is quite mistaken.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • I thought it weak-minded of grandmother to give the pot to her.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • And their asylums would have been not for weak-minded souls, but for furies.

    This Simian World Clarence Day
  • Evidently the man was not so much of a rascal as he was weak-minded.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for weak-minded


lacking in stability of mind or character
another word for feeble-minded
Derived Forms
weak-mindedly, adverb
weak-mindedness, noun
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