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fee·ble

  (fē′bəl)adj.fee·blerfee·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”debileinfirmsaplessweaklydecrepitricketyweakfrail – physically weak; “an invalid’s frail body”
4.feeble – lacking strength; “a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude”- Nathaniel Hawthornenervelesspowerless – lacking power

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feeble

adjective1.weakfailingexhaustedweakeneddelicatefaintpowerlessfraildebilitatedsicklylanguidpunyweedy(informal)infirmeffeteenfeebleddodderingenervatedetiolatedshilpit(Scot.)He was old and feeble.
weakstronghealthyrobustvigorousenergeticsturdyhalestalwartheartylusty2.inadequateweakpatheticinsufficientincompetentineffectiveinefficientlameinsignificantineffectualindecisiveHe said the Government had been feeble.3.unconvincingpoorthinweakslighttamepatheticlameflimsypaltryflatThis is a feeble argument.
unconvincingsuccessfuleffectiveforcefulCollins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

feeble

adjective1. Not physically strong:decrepitdelicateflimsyfragilefrailinfirminsubstantialpunyunsoundunsubstantialweakweakly.2. So lacking in strength as to be barely audible:faintweak.3. Having little substance or significance; not solidly based:flimsyinsubstantialtenuousunsubstantial.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 / DeutschGreek / ΕλληνικήHebrew / עִבְרִיתHindi / हिन्दीHungarian / magyarIcelandic / íslenskaIndonesian / IndonesiaItalian / ItalianoJapanese / 日本語Korean / 한국어Latvian / LatviešuLithuanian / LietuviųMalay / Bahasa MelayuNorwegian / NorskPashto / پښتو,پشتوPolish / PolskiPortuguese / PortuguêsRomanian / RomânăRussian / РусскийSerbian / српскиSlovak / slovenčinaSlovenian / slovenskiSpanish / EspañolSwedish / SvenskaThai / ภาษาไทยTurkish / TürkçeUkrainian / українськаUrdu / اردوVietnamese / Tiếng ViệtSelect a language:débilflaco

feeble

 [ˈfiːbl] ADJ (feebler (compar) (feeblest (superl)))1. (= weak) [person, cry, protest] → débil; [smile, laugh] → lánguidodébil; [light] → tenue2. (= ineffective) [effort, attempt, resistance] → débil; [excuse, argument] → poco convincenteflojo; [joke] → sosoCollins Spanish Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

feeble

 (ˈfiːbl) adjectiveweak. The old lady has been rather feeble since her illness; a feeble excuse.débilˈfeebly adverbdébilmenteKernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

feeble

a. débil, endeble.English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

feeble

adj débilEnglish-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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