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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. James Bridie:

    Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.

  2. Marquis de Sade, Justine:

    Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice...

  3. Henri Frdric Amiel:

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

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The weak and feeble-minded are drawn to the evil strongman as it provides them a sense of power they could not otherwise achieve.

  5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    A feeble body weakens the mind.

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