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Meaning of FEEBLE

Pronunciation:  'feebul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking strength; "a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. [adj]  lacking physical strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
  3. [adj]  lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
  4. [adj]  pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

FEEBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: decrepit, faint, frail, infirm, lame, nerveless, powerless, sapless, weak, weakly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fee"ble\ (f[=e]"b'l), a. [Compar. {Feebler} (-bl[~e]r);
    superl. {Feeblest} (-bl[e^]st).] [OE. feble, OF. feble,
    flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be
    wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf.
    1. Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.
             Carried all the feeble of them upon asses. --2
                                                   Chron. xxviii.
    2. Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or
       expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.;
       faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion. ``A lady's
       feeble voice.'' --Shak.
  2. \Fee"ble\, v. t.
    To make feble; to enfeeble. [Obs.]
          Shall that victorious hand be feebled here? --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are feeble indicates unhealthy occupations and mental anxiety.
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