pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
"a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"
lacking strength or vigor
"damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
"a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
"a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
To make feeble; to enfeeble.
Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.
Though she appeared old and feeble, she could still throw a ball.
Lacking force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; faint.
That was a feeble excuse for an example.
Origin: From feble, from feble, from flebilis, from flere, akin to fluere; see fluent.
deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated
wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion
to make feble; to enfeeble
Origin: [OE. feble, OF. feble, flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf. Foible.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fē′bl, adj. weak: wanting in strength of body, energy, or efficiency: showing weakness or incapacity: faint: dull.—adj. Fee′ble-mind′ed, weak-minded: irresolute.—n. Fee′bleness—(Spens.) Fe′blesse.—adv. Fee′bly. [O. Fr. foible, for floible—L. flebilis, lamentable, from flēre, to weep.]
The numerical value of feeble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of feeble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
The biggest risk ... remains the anaemic recovery in the global economy given the backdrop of feeble demand.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Liberty, equality - bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
In sickness and death her body was frail, but her spirit and good works were never feeble, her flame of hope, freedom and justice will forever burn.
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Translations for feeble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- хилав, немощен, слабBulgarian
- dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
- schwach, kraftlos, dürftigGerman
- deficiente, endeble, débilSpanish
- veltto, heikko, hatara, voimatonFinnish
- lagScottish Gaelic
- տկար, նվազArmenian
- fiacco, fievole, debole, flebileItalian
- 弱々しい, 弱いJapanese
- menkas, paliegęs, silpnasLithuanian
- vārgs, niecīgs, nespēcīgs, vājšLatvian
- kōngehe, kōngongengonge, ngoikore, tāngenge, wētaraMāori
- blek, svakNorwegian
- fraco, debilitadoPortuguese
- plăpând, debil, slab, lâncedRomanian
- слабый, хилый, неубедительный, немощныйRussian
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