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noun as in person lacking strength or character

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She thought Ethelred such a whinging weakling as a child that she regularly beat, him her weapon of choice being candles.

And no wonder they despise Obama, who they view as a weakling, a loser, and a pushover.

Weakling that I am, I think I will give Clinton the benefit of the doubt one last time.

Should the hawks be vindicated in their vision of the president (or any Democrat, really) as a foreign-policy weakling?

Lyn was no chicken-hearted weakling, to sit down and weep unavailingly in time of peril.

She comes to the individual man, as she came to me and asks, Is she a cherished weakling or an equal mate, an unavoidable helper?

Against such a foe the unconscious weakling on the rock there, calmly puffing his cigar, would have no chance whatever.

Afterwards she had done everything possible to show the world she had chosen a man instead of a weakling.

The man who pays beforehand shows himself a weakling, he is afraid of himself, he is afraid he cannot hold the money.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to weakling, such as: wimp, baby, chicken, coward, crybaby, and jellyfish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.