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weakish

[ wee-kish ]
/ ˈwi kɪʃ /
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adjective

rather weak.

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Origin of weakish

First recorded in 1585–95; weak + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM weakish

weak·ish·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for weakish

  • He then made for the theater, and the weakish personage he had been playing upon walked down to the river, almost ran, in fact.

    Peg Woffington|Charles Reade
  • He was of medium height, of slight build, with a pallid countenance, and a weakish drawling voice.

  • The student felt himself trembling a little, weakish in the knees.

    The Wendigo|Algernon Blackwood
  • He was conscious, for he thanked us in a weakish whisper, when we lifted him carefully into his own bed.

    In the Arena|Booth Tarkington
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