What does feeble mean?

Definitions for feebleˈfi bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word feeble.

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

Wiktionary

  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

  4. 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

  1. Feeble

    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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feeble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feeble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.

  2. Qiu Zhi:

    The biggest risk ... remains the anaemic recovery in the global economy given the backdrop of feeble demand.

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

  4. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    Liberty, equality - bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

  5. Jesse Jackson Sr.:

    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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