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FEEBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does feeble mean? 

FEEBLE (adjective)
  The adjective FEEBLE has 4 senses:

1. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
2. lacking strength or vigor
3. lacking physical strength or vitality
4. lacking strength

  Familiarity information: FEEBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FEEBLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

Synonyms:

feeble; lame

Context examples:

a feeble excuse / a lame argument

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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Meaning:

Lacking strength or vigor

Synonyms:

feeble; faint

Context examples:

damning with faint praise / faint resistance / feeble efforts / a feeble voice

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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Meaning:

Lacking physical strength or vitality

Synonyms:

weakly; sapless; infirm; debile; decrepit; feeble; rickety; weak

Context examples:

a feeble old woman / her body looked sapless

Similar:

frail (physically weak)


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Meaning:

Lacking strength

Synonyms:

nerveless; feeble

Context example:

a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude

Similar:

powerless (lacking power)


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