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 formsweak-mind·ed·ly, adverbweak-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for weak-minded

Contemporary Examples of weak-minded

Historical Examples of weak-minded

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for weak-minded



lacking in stability of mind or character
another word for feeble-minded
Derived Formsweak-mindedly, adverbweak-mindedness, noun
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