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ˈfi bəlfee·ble

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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.

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

  2. feeble(Adjective)

    Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.

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

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

  3. feeble(Adjective)

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

    That was a feeble excuse for an example.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feeble

    deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated

    Etymology: [OE. feble, OF. feble, flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf. Foible.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. feble, OF. feble, flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf. Foible.]

  3. Feeble(verb)

    to make feble; to enfeeble

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of feeble in a Sentence

  1. Blaise Pascal, quoted by Rebecca West in BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA, 1940:

    Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.

  2. Queen Victoria:

    The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

  3. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

    That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.

  4. Henry C. Blinn:

    Begin today No matter how feeble the light, let it shine as best it may. The world may need just that quality of light which you have.

  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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