[ week-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈwikˈmaɪn dɪd /


having or showing a lack of mental firmness; irresolute; vacillating.
having or showing mental feebleness; foolish.


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Origin of weak-minded

First recorded in 1775–85

OTHER WORDS FROM weak-minded

weak-mind·ed·ly, adverbweak-mind·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weak-minded



lacking in stability of mind or character
another word for feeble-minded

Derived forms of weak-minded

weak-mindedly, adverbweak-mindedness, noun
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