weakly

weakly
UK [ˈwiːklɪ] / US [ˈwɪklɪ] adverb
Word forms "weakly":
comparative weaklier superlative weakliest
without much strength or force

Humiliated, he smiled weakly before leaving the room.

"Please, don't fuss," Joseph protested weakly.

She struggled for breath, coughing weakly.


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