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https://www.dictionary.com/browse/feeble feeble Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia. fee·ble   (fē′bəl)adj.fee·bler, fee·blest1.a. Lacking bodily strength; weak: too feeble to climb the hill.b. Having little intensity or strength; faint: feeble light; a feeble voice.2. Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain: the castle’s feeble defenses.3.a. Lacking vigor or effectiveness; inadequate: a feeble attempt to apologize.b. Showing little activity: a feeble housing market. See Synonyms at weak. [Middle English feble, from Old French, from Latin flēbilis, lamentable, from flēre, to weep.] fee′ble·ness n.fee′bly adv.American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. feeble  (ˈfiːbəl)adj1. lacking in physical or mental strength; frail; weak2. inadequate; unconvincing: feeble excuses.3. easily influenced or indecisive[C12: from Old French feble, fleible, from Latin flēbilis to be lamented, from flēre to weep]ˈfeeblenessnˈfeeblyadvCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 fee•ble  (ˈfi bəl) adj. -bler, -blest.1. physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.2. weak intellectually or morally: a feeble mind.3. lacking in volume, brightness, distinctness, etc.: feeble light.4. lacking in substance or effectiveness: feeble arguments.[1125–75; Middle English feble < Old French < Latin flēbilis lamentable =flē(re) to weep + -bilis-ble]fee′ble•ness,n.fee′blish,adj.fee′bly,adv.Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:Switch to new thesaurus Adj. 1. feeble – pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; “a feeble excuse”; “a lame argument”lameweak – wanting in physical strength; “a weak pillar” 2. feeble – lacking strength or vigor; “damning with faint praise”; “faint resistance”; “feeble efforts”; “a feeble voice”faintweak – wanting in physical strength; “a weak pillar” 3. feeble – lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; “a feeble old woman”; “her body looked sapless”debile, infirm, sapless, weakly, decrepit, rickety, weakfrail – physically weak; “an invalid’s frail body” 4. feeble – lacking strength; “a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude”- Nathaniel Hawthornenervelesspowerless – lacking power Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc. feeble adjective1.weak, failing, exhausted, weakened, delicate, faint, powerless, frail, debilitated, sickly, languid, puny, weedy(informal), infirm, effete, enfeebled, doddering, enervated, etiolated, shilpit(Scot.)He was old and feeble.weakstrong, healthy, robust, vigorous, energetic, sturdy, hale, stalwart, hearty, lusty2.inadequate, weak, pathetic, insufficient, incompetent, ineffective, inefficient, lame, insignificant, ineffectual, indecisiveHe said the Government had been feeble.3.unconvincing, poor, thin, weak, slight, tame, pathetic, lame, flimsy, paltry, flatThis is a feeble argument.unconvincingsuccessful, effective, forcefulCollins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002 feeble adjective1. Not physically strong:decrepit, delicate, flimsy, fragile, frail, infirm, insubstantial, puny, unsound, unsubstantial, weak, weakly.2. So lacking in strength as to be barely audible:faint, weak.3. Having little substance or significance; not solidly based:flimsy, insubstantial, tenuous, unsubstantial.The American Heritage® Roget’s Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.TranslationsAfrikaans / AfrikaansArabic / العربيةBulgarian / БългарскиChinese SimplifiedChinese TraditionalCroatian / HrvatskiCzech / ČeskyDanish / DanskDutch / NederlandsEstonian / eesti keelFarsi / فارسیFinnish / SuomiFrench / FrançaisGerman …

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Definition of ’feeble’ Word Frequency      feeble (fibəl)Word forms: feebler, feeblest1. ADJECTIVEIf you describe someone or something as feeble, you mean that they are weak.He told them he was old and feeble and was not able to walk so far.Synonyms: weak, failing, exhausted, weakened   More Synonyms of feeblefeeblyADVERB [ADV with v]His left hand moved feebly at his side.2. ADJECTIVEIf you describe something that someone says as feeble, you mean that it …

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Not even a feeble attempt to jump was elicited.UN-2After the Cardinal’s feeble attempt at poetry, Galileo expresses his fear of his enemies.WikiMatrixHe made a feeble attempt to win it for the Norwegian king with himself as earl.WikiMatrixNow you’ ve gone and humiliated Karen’ s son in some feeble attempt to get evenopensubtitles2A feeble attempt at being assertive?opensubtitles2Ava’s feeble attempts to recover the south failed to make a …

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Feeble meaning  fē’bəl The definition of feeble is someone who is weak or a half-hearted attempt or something that is faint or unconvincing. An example of feeble is an old person who is sick and who can’t get out of bed on her own. An example of feeble is using the excuse that your car broke …

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feeble adjective fee·​ble | \ ˈfē-bəl  \feebler\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)lər  \; feeblest\ ˈfē-​b(ə-​)ləst  \ Definition of feeble b: indicating weakness taking only feeble steps 2

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Feeble ​Definitions & Synonyms ​ADJECTIVEUS/ˈfib(ə)l/ DEFINITIONS physically weak, especially because you are old or sick. Synonyms and related words–Feeling and being unhealthy or ill ,frail, unfit… Explore Thesaurus ​Synonyms and related words–Physically weak, weak, frail, feeble…Explore Thesaurus ​ Not strong enough to be seen or heard clearly A feeble light/voice Not good enough to achieve the intended result; feeble excuse: That’s a pretty feeble excuse for not calling your mother A feeble attempt/effort: He made a feeble attempt to start a conversation with me. Afraid to do something difficult or unpleasant. Don’t be so feeble. Stand up to her …

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