Definitions for feeble
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word feeble.
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, weaklyadjective
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.
Etymology: From feble, from feble, from flebilis, from flere, akin to fluere; see fluent.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Weak; debilitated; sickly; infirm; without strength of body or mind.
Etymology: foible, French.
The men carried all the feeble upon asses to Jericho. 2 Chron.
Command th’ assistance of a faithful friend,
But feeble are the succours I can send. John Dryden, Æn.
How I have lov’d, excuse my falt’ring tongue;
My spirits feeble, and my pains are strong. Dryden.
We carry the image of God in us, a rational and immortal soul; and though we be now miserable and feeble, yet we aspire after eternal happiness, and finally expect a great exaltation of all our natural powers. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
A crutch that helps the weak along,
Supports the feeble, but retards the strong. Smith.
To weaken; to enfeeble; to deprive of strength or power. Not in use.
Etymology: from the noun.
Or as a castle reared high and round,
By subtile engines and malicious slight
Is undermined from the lowest ground,
And her foundation forc’d and feebled quite. Fairy Queen.
Shall that victorious hand be feebled here,
That in your chambers gave you chastisement? William Shakespeare, K. John.
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
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
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
It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
One kernel is felt in a hogshead one drop of water helps to swell the ocean a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
Liberty, equality - bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for feeble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- хилав, слаб, немощенBulgarian
- feble, dèbilCatalan, Valencian
- schwach, kraftlos, dürftigGerman
- endeble, deficiente, débilSpanish
- hatara, veltto, heikko, voimatonFinnish
- lagScottish Gaelic
- նվազ, տկարArmenian
- debole, fievole, fiacco, flebileItalian
- 弱々しい, 弱いJapanese
- paliegęs, silpnas, menkasLithuanian
- nespēcīgs, vārgs, vājš, niecīgsLatvian
- ngoikore, tāngenge, kōngehe, kōngongengonge, wētaraMāori
- blek, svakNorwegian
- debilitado, fracoPortuguese
- debil, plăpând, slab, lâncedRomanian
- хилый, слабый, немощный, неубедительныйRussian
Get even more translations for feeble »
Find a translation for the feeble definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"feeble." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 8 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/feeble>.