(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.
(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
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|
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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
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 / 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
[ˈfiːbl] ADJ (feebler (compar) (feeblest (superl)))1. (= weak) [person, cry, protest] → débil; [smile, laugh] → lánguido, débil; [light] → tenue2. (= ineffective) [effort, attempt, resistance] → débil; [excuse, argument] → poco convincente, flojo; [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
a. débil, endeble.English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
adj débilEnglish-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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