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synonyms for weak-kneed

  • dastardly
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • backward
  • base
  • chicken-hearted
  • cowering
  • cowhearted
  • craven
  • diffident
  • dismayed
  • fainthearted
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • having the willies
  • jittery
  • lacking courage
  • lily-livered
  • nervous
  • no guts
  • panicky
  • pigeonhearted
  • pusillanimous
  • recreant
  • retiring
  • running scared
  • scared
  • shrinking
  • shy
  • soft
  • spineless
  • timid
  • timorous
  • weak
  • worthless
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied
  • mean-spirited
  • chicken
  • yellow
  • cowardly
  • dastardly
  • fearful
  • gutless
  • lily-livered
  • poltroonish
  • pusillanimous
  • scared
  • timorous
  • wimpish
  • wimpy
  • wussy
  • yellow-bellied

antonyms for weak-kneed

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  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • daring
  • dauntless
  • unafraid
  • undaunted
  • unfearful
  • steady
  • clear
  • clear-headed
  • unconfused
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • easygoing
  • extroverted
  • fearless
  • happy
  • laid-back
  • unafraid
  • unworried
  • courageous
  • good
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • unfearful
      • certain
      • clear
      • cognizant
      • sober
      • stable
      • steady
      • sure
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      How to use weak-kneed in a sentence

      First Impressions are usually vivid but the power to revive them is weak—a poor memory.
      ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
      First Impressions are usually weak but the power to revive them is strong—still a poor memory.
      ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
      But the nasty part of the whole thing was, that Haggard had won eleven thousand pounds from a weak-headed boy.
      THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
      He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      But in her first rage Mrs. Charmington had been weak enough to let out that the prince had called young Mrs. Haggard "lovely."
      THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
      Yet the feeling is in most children weak and vacillating, and is wont to be mixed with other and less noble ones.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      Her heart had always been weak, I'd known that, and it had gradually grown more feeble.
      UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
      The whole history of human civilization was denounced as an unredeemed record of the spoliation of the weak by the strong.
      THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
      The moisture gives mildness to the tobacco, but renders inhalation so difficult that weak lungs are unfitted to bear it.
      TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
      In fact, some memories are much oftener weak from deficiency in reviving power than from feebleness of first impressions.
      ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
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      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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