feeble

  • 21 feeble — adjective a) Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated. Though she appeared old and feeble, she could still throw a ball. b) Wanting force, vigor, or …

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  • 22 feeble — [12] Semantically, feeble was originally a close relative of deplorable and lamentable, but over the centuries it has diverged markedly from them. Its ultimate source was Latin flēbilis, a derivative of the verb flēre ‘weep’. In classical times… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 23 feeble — adj 1. weak, frail, fragile, delicate, slight, puny, Pathol. asthenic, anemic; weakly, sickly, not strong, unhealthy, Scot. shilpit, ailing; infirm, unsteady, Inf. dotty, shaky, trembling, tottering, doddering; impotent, powerless, impuissant,… …

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  • 24 feeble — [12] Semantically, feeble was originally a close relative of deplorable and lamentable, but over the centuries it has diverged markedly from them. Its ultimate source was Latin flēbilis, a derivative of the verb flēre ‘weep’. In classical times… …

    Word origins

  • 25 feeble — adj. Feeble is used with these nouns: ↑attempt, ↑effort, ↑excuse, ↑grasp, ↑grin, ↑light, ↑mind …

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  • 26 feeble — adjective (feebler, feeblest) 1》 lacking physical strength.     ↘lacking strength of character. 2》 failing to convince or impress: a feeble excuse. Derivatives feebleness noun feebly adverb Origin ME: from OFr. fieble, earlier fleible, from L.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 27 feeble — adjective (feebler; feeblest) Etymology: Middle English feble, from Anglo French, from Latin flebilis lamentable, wretched, from flēre to weep more at bleat Date: 12th century 1. a. markedly lacking in strength b. indicating weakness 2. a.… …

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  • 28 Feeble — Meet the Feebles Meet the Feebles Réalisation Peter Jackson Acteurs principaux Donna Akersten Stuart Devenie Mark Hadlow Scénario Peter Jackson Danny Mulheron Stephen Sinclair Fran Walsh Musique Peter Dasent Production Jim Booth Société de… …

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  • 29 feeble — Synonyms and related words: abulic, afraid, aged, ailing, anemic, anile, asthenic, backward, barely audible, blear, bleared, bleary, bloodless, blurred, blurry, cachectic, chicken, confused, cowardly, crabbed, dark, debilitated, decrepit,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 30 feeble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See weakness. Ant., strong. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking strength] Syn. fragile, puny, strengthless, infirm; see weak 1 , 2 . 2. [Lacking effectiveness] Syn. impotent, ineffectual,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 31 feeble — adj. RG. 379, 380. ‘feebler.’ RG. 372 == bad. ‘feble wede.’ HD. 323 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 32 feeble — fee·ble || fɪːbl adj. weak, frail; intellectually weak, morally weak; faint, lacking intensity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 33 feeble — a. 1. Weak, not strong. 2. Debilitated, enervated, sickly, infirm, languishing, languid, declining, drooping, frail. 3. Faint, imperfect, dim, without vigor, lacking intensity or vividness or force …

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  • 34 feeble — fee·ble …

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  • 35 feeble —   Nāwaliwali, hāpauea, nāwali, palupalu. Also: pānauea, aneane, ōpē, ōpa ipa i, kūhelahela, kūhau, hōmī, hīnawenawe, hini, pūlewa, nanaiea, hākupe, hemo, hemo ē, ka ahē, o olu, uhinipili, unihipili, kūmīmī, ulihi, ukaukai, pēlu e …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 36 feeble — adj. 1 weak, infirm. 2 lacking energy, force, or effectiveness. 3 dim, indistinct. 4 deficient in character or intelligence. Derivatives: feebleness n. feeblish adj. feebly adv. Etymology: ME f. AF & OF feble, fieble, fleible f. L flebilis… …

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  • 37 feeble-minded — feeble mindedly, adv. feeble mindedness, n. /fee beuhl muyn did/, adj. 1. lacking the normal mental powers. 2. Med. (formerly) mentally retarded. Cf. idiot, imbecile, moron. 3 …

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  • 38 feeble-minded — adj 1.) stupid or not sensible ▪ a feeble minded policy 2.) old use having much less than average intelligence >feeble mindedness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 39 Feeble-minded — Fee ble mind ed, a. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. comfort the feeble minded. 1 Thess. v. 14. {Fee ble mind ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 40 Feeble-mindedness — Feeble minded Fee ble mind ed, a. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. comfort the feeble minded. 1 Thess. v. 14. {Fee ble mind ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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