feeble

adjective

fee·​ble | \ ˈfē-bəl  \feebler\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)lər  \; feeblest\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)ləst  \

Definition of feeble

1

a: markedly lacking in strength a feeble old man

b: indicating weakness taking only feeble steps

2

a: deficient in qualities or resources that indicate vigor, authority, force, or efficiency a feeble argument cities are growing uncreative and feeble— Jane Jacobs

b: INADEQUATEINFERIORfeeble excuse

Other Words from feeble

feebleness \ ˈfē-​bəl-​nəs  \ nounfeebly \ ˈfē-​blē  \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for feeble

Synonyms

Antonyms

Choose the Right Synonym for feeble

WEAKFEEBLEFRAILFRAGILEINFIRMDECREPIT mean not strong enough to endure strain, pressure, or strenuous effort. WEAK applies to deficiency or inferiority in strength or power of any sort.  felt weak after the surgery  FEEBLE suggests extreme weakness inviting pity or contempt.  a feeble attempt to walk  FRAIL implies delicacy and slightness of constitution or structure.  a frail teenager unable to enjoy sports  FRAGILE suggests frailty and brittleness unable to resist rough usage.  a reclusive poet too fragile for the rigors of this world  INFIRM suggests instability, unsoundness, and insecurity due to old age or crippling illness.  infirm residents requiring constant care  DECREPIT implies being worn-out or broken-down from long use or old age.  the dowager’s decrepit retainers 

Examples of feeble in a Sentence

 She’s still feeble from her long illness. We heard a feeble cry for help.

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fee·​ble | \ ˈfē-bəl \
feebler\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)lər \; feeblest\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)ləst \
Definition of feeble
1a: markedly lacking in strength
a feeble old man
b: indicating weakness
taking only feeble steps
2a: deficient in qualities or resources that indicate vigor, authority, force, or efficiency
a feeble argument
cities are growing uncreative and feeble
— Jane Jacobs
b: INADEQUATE, INFERIOR
a feeble excuse

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