1. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

    Synonyms : faint
    Examples :
    • weak colors
    • a weak pulse
  2. (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

    Synonyms : light, unaccented
    Examples :
    • a weak stress on the second syllable
  3. overly diluted; thin and insipid

    Synonyms : washy, watery
    Examples :
    • weak tea
  4. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    Synonyms : fallible, frail, imperfect
  5. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    Synonyms : debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weakly
  6. deficient in intelligence or mental power

    Examples :
    • a weak mind
  7. deficient or lacking in some skill

    Examples :
    • he's weak in spelling
  8. likely to fail under stress or pressure

    Examples :
    • the weak link in the chain
  9. not having authority, political strength, or governing power

    Examples :
    • a weak president
  10. tending downward in price

    Examples :
    • a weak market for oil stocks
  11. wanting in physical strength

    Antonyms : strong
    Examples :
    • a weak pillar
  12. (used of verbs) having standard (or regular) inflection


  1. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

    Synonyms : deft, dexterous


  1. wrongful conduct by a public official

    Type Of : actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


  1. something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously

    Synonyms : flow
    Type Of : motion
    Examples :
    • a stream of people emptied from the terminal
  2. a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)

    Synonyms : current
    Type Of : flowing, flow
    Examples :
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water
  3. rain heavily

    Synonyms : pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs
    Type Of : rain, rain down
  4. flow freely and abundantly

    Synonyms : well out
    Type Of : flow, run, course, feed
    Examples :
    • Tears streamed down her face
  5. dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

    Synonyms : current, flow
    Type Of : course, line
    Examples :
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
  6. move in large numbers

    Synonyms : pour, pullulate, swarm, teem
    Type Of : crowd, crowd together
  7. the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

    Synonyms : flow
    Type Of : motion, move, movement
  8. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

    Synonyms : watercourse
    Type Of : body of water, water
  9. exude profusely

    Type Of : ooze, exudate, exude, ooze out, transude
    Examples :
    • She was streaming with sweat
    • His nose streamed blood
  10. to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

    Type Of : be adrift, blow, float, drift
    Examples :
    • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind


  1. an established custom

    Synonyms : wont
    Type Of : custom, tradition
    Examples :
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  2. attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)

    Synonyms : riding habit
    Type Of : dress, attire, garb
  3. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

    Synonyms : use
    Type Of : custom, usage, usance
    Examples :
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
  4. excessive use of drugs

    Synonyms : drug abuse, substance abuse
    Type Of : abuse, misuse
  5. a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

    Type Of : dress, attire, garb
  6. put a habit on

    Type Of : enclothe, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog, apparel, clothe, dress, fit out
  7. the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)

    Type Of : growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, growing, development, maturation
    Examples :
    • a shrub of spreading habit


  1. having a sophisticated charm

    Synonyms : debonair, debonaire, debonnaire
  2. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

    Synonyms : bland, politic, smooth


  1. glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together

    Type Of : glove


  1. distinctive and stylish elegance

    Synonyms : dash, flair, panache, style
    Type Of : elegance
  2. a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

    Synonyms : ardor, ardour, zeal
    Type Of : avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness
  3. enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness

    Type Of : sprightliness, life, liveliness, spirit
    Examples :
    • a performance of great elan and sophistication


  1. expressed orally

    Synonyms : viva-voce
    Examples :
    • the film had good word-of-mouth publicity


  1. inclined to comply

    Antonyms : defiant
    Examples :
    • children compliant with the parental will