Definition of weak-minded in US English:



  • Lacking determination, emotional strength, or intellectual capacity.

    • ‘You also have, frankly, some weak-minded people.’
    • ‘She is an attractive, weak-minded and desperate middle-aged teacher who gives into the temptation of sleeping with a reasonably virile teenage boy who has a crush on her.’
    • ‘We become soft or weak, and weak-minded as a result.’
    • ‘He didn't have time to listen to the weak-minded fool prattle on.’
    • ‘‘He was a rather weak-minded specimen,’ said the author.’
    • ‘If you're weak-minded then I don't think you'll make it far as a footballer.’
    • ‘Perhaps the Americans remain strong in their Christian faith because they are encouraged to trust and respect God without being regarded as weak-minded, odd or ‘Bible bashers’ as is the case in this country.’
    • ‘It's the cocksure performance of weak-minded bullies who will be found out by the first decent team they play.’
    • ‘Most European and many American commentators now appear to believe that only weak-minded dupes could vote to re-elect him.’
    • ‘If he refuses, you must kill him as a warning to other weak-minded individuals.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can make weak-minded people do what I want, too.’
    • ‘He hadn't believed her; only a weak-minded fool would.’
    • ‘Rangayana Raghu steals the show as a corrupt and weak-minded police inspector.’
    • ‘I recalled my first impressions of the girl: a weak-minded, weak-bodied, cry-babyish wimp.’
    • ‘It is an acknowledgment that you are weak-minded, cowardly, can be deceived and manipulated, and easily conned out of your money.’
    • ‘Too much of this kind of thinking makes the individual weak-minded.’
    • ‘Women don't want someone that bores them with predictability, who allows them to control him, who isn't a challenge, and who is a weak-minded wimp.’
    • ‘Lara was far from weak-minded, if anything she was strong-willed and open to opinions.’
    • ‘The hellish day was designed to root out the weak and weak-minded, confirmed coach Brian Noble.’
    • ‘‘He takes an almost childlike pleasure in baiting socialists, pinks, reds and other weak-minded leftists,’ laughed one source who knows him well.’
    irresolute, weak-willed, weak, impressionable, spineless, indecisive, unassertive, persuadable, persuasible, submissive, compliant, pusillanimous
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