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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.
WITH LILIBET AND ARCHIE, HARRY AND MEGHAN AIM TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF PAINFUL ROYAL PARENTINGCLIVE IRVINGJUNE 6, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Lyn was no chicken-hearted weakling, to sit down and weep unavailingly in time of peril.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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?
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Against such a foe the unconscious weakling on the rock there, calmly puffing his cigar, would have no chance whatever.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
Afterwards she had done everything possible to show the world she had chosen a man instead of a weakling.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
The man who pays beforehand shows himself a weakling, he is afraid of himself, he is afraid he cannot hold the money.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
In place of the timid weakling whom the triumvirate had expected, they saw a giant spring from the ground to confront them.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
To emulate a weakling in74 whatever walk of life, be it painting or writing or engineering, means to begin wrong.
OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERINGCHARLES M. HORTON
"And France is no longer governed by the sly and scheming Louis, but by the weakling Charles," said one of the gentlemen.
THE COURT JESTERCORNELIA BAKER
He learned his lessons only after a series of floggings, and I feared that my realm was to be governed by a weakling.
THE COURT JESTERCORNELIA BAKER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 26, 2021
Choose the synonym for obedient
docile

WORDS RELATED TO WEAKLING

  • baby
  • chicken
  • coward
  • cry-baby
  • fraidy-cat
  • milksop
  • momma's boy
  • namby-pamby
  • pansy
  • scaredy cat
  • weakling
  • wimp
  • wuss
  • wussy
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