What does feeble mean?

Definitions for feeble
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. Sigmund Freud:

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

  2. Paul Barrett:

    Stegosaurus was actually an animal that could get up to 9 metres in length and weigh several tonnes, this is the average size tooth for a Stegosaurus; pretty tiny with a business end, the crown, that's really only a few millimetres across. So using these very tiny feeble teeth to fuel that big body has always been a bit of a mystery.

  3. 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.

  4. Orison Swett Marden:

    The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within of us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies; it lacks the force that transmutes desires into realities.

  5. 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.

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