Definitions for feebleˈfi bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fee•bleˈfi 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.

Origin of feeble:

1125–75; ME feble < OF < L flēbilis lamentable =flē(re) to weep +-bilis -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. feeble, lame(adj)

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

    "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

  2. faint, feeble(adj)

    lacking strength or vigor

    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

  3. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

  4. feeble, nerveless(adj)

    lacking strength

    "a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. feeble(adjective)ˈfi bəl

    physically weak

    a feeble old man

  2. feebleˈfi bəl

    not effective or believable

    a feeble excuse


  1. feeble(Verb)

    To make feeble; to enfeeble.

  2. feeble(Adjective)

    Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.

    Though she appeared old and feeble, she could still throw a ball.

  3. feeble(Adjective)

    Lacking force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; faint.

    That was a feeble excuse for an example.

  4. Origin: From feble, from feble, from flebilis, from flere, akin to fluere; see fluent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feeble

    deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated

  2. Feeble

    wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion

  3. Feeble(verb)

    to make feble; to enfeeble

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The old lady has been rather feeble since her illness; a feeble excuse.

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