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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianismnoun

    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

  2. feebleness, tenuitynoun

    the quality of lacking intensity or substance

    "a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"- Nathaniel Hawthorne


  1. feeblenessnoun

    The quality or state of being feeble; debility; infirmity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Feeblenessnoun

    Weakness; imbecility; infirmity; want of strength.

    Etymology: from feeble.

    A better head Rome’s glorious body fits,
    Than his that shakes for age and feebleness. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andr.

    Some in their latter years, through the feebleness of their limbs, have been forced to study upon their knees. South.


  1. feebleness

    The term feeble-minded was used from the late 19th century in Europe, the United States and Australasia for disorders later referred to as illnesses or deficiencies of the mind. At the time, mental deficiency encompassed all degrees of educational and social deficiency. Within the concept of mental deficiency, researchers established a hierarchy, ranging from idiocy, at the most severe end of the scale; to imbecility, at the median point; and to feeble-mindedness at the highest end of functioning. The last was conceived of as a form of high-grade mental deficiency.The development of the ranking system of mental deficiency has been attributed to Sir Charles Trevelyan in 1876, and was associated with the rise of eugenics. The term and hierarchy had been used in that sense at least 10 years previously. "Wild card" terms outside the established hierarchy such as idiot savant, may have been used as connotations for varying degrees of autism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feeblenessnoun

    the quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feebleness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feebleness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of feebleness in a Sentence

  1. Charlotte Brontë:

    You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.

  2. Bharavi:

    The man who every sacred science knows, Yet has not strength to keep in check the foes That rise within him, mars his Fortune?s fame, And brings her by his feebleness to shame.

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    be present or associated with an event or entity
    • A. refine
    • B. conceal
    • C. acclaim
    • D. accompany

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