adjective, weak·li·er, weak·li·est.
Origin of weakly
Related formsweak·li·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for weakly
“At best it might be described as weakly ergogenic, or performance enhancing,” Sallis says.
The three leaders only weakly reaffirmed their commitment to searching for a negotiated solution.Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace|Ron Moreau|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Exhorting people to exercise more is a very thankless task that will be, at best, only weakly effective.How Public Health Experts Turned Corporations into Public Enemy #1|Megan McArdle|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The practice is so lucrative, and so weakly policed, that there is little incentive for the pirates to stop.
We responded, weakly, to the failed World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and moved quickly on.
The weakly, and such as are inclined to scour, must be kept on dry fodder, and have peas and beans given them to strengthen them.
As I have said, it was his final chance for making some show of resistance, and he was weakly letting it go.Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde
And what would he say when he heard that she had weakly fallen in love with another man, and wanted to break her word to himself?A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
These incentives to duty, these helps to happiness, man has taken from woman by weakly shuffling off his mastership.The Secret Life |Elizabeth Bisland
But let not the incautious reader suppose that she succumbed as weakly as her artless charges to these fascinations.Trent's Trust and Other Stories|Bret Harte