I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

2. CONNECTION BETWEEN CAUSE AND EFFECT

Weakness.

[Antonyms: strength.]

[Nouns] weakness; debility, atony, relaxation, languor, enervation; impotence [more]; infirmity; effeminacy, feminality; fragility, flaccidity; inactivity [more].

anaemia, bloodlessness, deficiency of blood, poverty of blood.

declension of strength, loss of strength, failure of strength; delicacy, invalidation, decrepitude, asthenia, adynamy, cachexy, cachexia, sprain, strain.

reed, thread, rope of sand, house of cards.

softling, weakling; infant [more]; youth [more].

[Verbs] be weak; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, flag, fail, have one leg in the grave.

render weak; weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, shake, deprive of strength, relax, enervate, eviscerate; unbrace, unnerve; cripple, unman (render powerless) [more]; cramp, reduce, sprain, strain, blunt the edge of; dilute, impoverish; decimate; extenuate; reduce in strength, reduce the strength of; mettre de l'eau dans son vin.

[Adjectives] weak, feeble, debile; impotent [more]; relaxed, unnerved, sapless, strengthless, powerless; weakly, unstrung, flaccid, adynamic, asthenic; nervous.

soft, effeminate, feminate, womanly.

frail, fragile, shattery; flimsy, unsubstantial, gimcrack, gingerbread; rickety, cranky; craichy; drooping, tottering; broken, lame, withered, shattered, shaken, crazy, shaky; palsied [more]; decrepit.

languid, poor, infirm; faint, faintish; sickly (disease) [more]; dull, slack, evanid, spent, short-winded, effete; weather-beaten; decayed, rotten, worn, seedy, languishing, wasted, washy, laid low, pulled down, the worse for wear.

unstrengthened [more], unsupported, unaided, unassisted; aidless, defenseless [more].

on its last legs; weak as a child, weak as a baby, weak as a chicken, weak as a cat, weak as a rat; weak as water, weak as water gruel, weak as gingerbread, weak as milk and water; colorless [more].

[Phrases] non sum qualis eram ["I am not as I used to be" (Latin)].

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