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See also: weakminded
- Foolish or ignorant.
2009, J. V. Jones, A Cavern of Black Ice:
- Stupid, she told herself. Vain, weak-minded, and stupid.
- weak-willed; easily swayed or corrupted.
2013, Kevin S. Decker, Jason T. Eberl & William Irwin, Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine, ISBN 0812697014:
- Plato sympathizes with the desire to influence weak-minded people. However, rather than directly controlling the minds of such people by the power of his own will, he uses the power of his thought to construct a myth designed to control the beliefs of the weak-minded by appealing to their imagination.
- Needy or fearful; characterized by weakness.
- mentally deficient
2004, William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd, The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Volume 3, ISBN 0415323851, page 279:
- Altogether thirty-four out of 146 'criminal lunatics' admitted to the asylum between 1852 and 1890 were described as weak-minded or imbecile by the asylum staff.