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
Examples of feeble in a Sentence
A feeble body weakens the mind.
Never, for fear of feeble man, restrain your witness.
It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
A man of feeble character resembles a reed that bends with every gust of wind.
That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
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Translations for feeble
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- 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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