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weak

1. lacking in political or strategic strength
2. (of a syllable) not accented or stressed
3. (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively low proportion of fuel
4. Photog having low density or contrast; thin
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Albany won a weakish race at Wetherby on his last start for Johnson but was subsequently claimed by George Baker.
Albany won a weakish race at Wetherby on his last start for Johnson, but was subsequently claimed by George Baker.
Veteran thesps deliver duly colorful turns, though the weakish material doesn't help them create any indelible characters.
BRAVE PROSPECTOR steps up from handicaps but is well worth his place in a weakish Group 3 event.
As a result she must defy a penalty in the European Breeders' Fund/ Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Only Novices' Chase at Exeter but looks more than up to the task in a weakish event.
Nicholls has since freshened his charge up with a facile success over much inferior opposition at Bangor and, in what looks a weakish race, Denman will be hard to beat.
Of the two central characters, Jack and Judith, she tells how they meet in a cancer clinic: "They do not fall in love, or anything near it (in fact, in the first scene we see them annoyed with each other and mutually estranged); they have a fitful and weakish affair, as wasteful as if they were regular people" (47).
For most of the 1990s, a surging dollar has been accompanied by booming share prices, and a weakish dollar by plunging prices.
A weakish chapter on Masefield casts him as a 'homesick Edwardian' whose robust rhythms, colloquialisms, and plebeian characters do not really free his verse from a pervasive melancholy.