weak-kneed

[ week-need ]
/ ˈwikˈnid /

adjective

yielding readily to opposition, pressure, intimidation, etc.

Nearby words

  1. weak safety,
  2. weak sauce,
  3. weak side,
  4. weak sister,
  5. weak-headed,
  6. weak-minded,
  7. weak-willed,
  8. weaken,
  9. weaker sex,
  10. weakest link

Origin of weak-kneed

First recorded in 1860–65

Related formsweak-kneed·ly, adverbweak-kneed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for weak-kneed

weak-kneed

adjective

informal yielding readily to force, persuasion, intimidation, etc
Derived Formsweak-kneedly, adverbweak-kneedness, noun

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