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feeble

[ fee-buhl ]
/ ˈfi bəl /
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adjective, fee·bler, fee·blest.

physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.
weak intellectually or morally: a feeble mind.
lacking in volume, loudness, brightness, distinctness, etc.: a feeble voice; feeble light.
lacking in force, strength, or effectiveness: feeble resistance; feeble arguments.

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Origin of feeble

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English feble, from Old French, variant of fleible (by dissimilation), from Latin flēbilis “lamentable,” equivalent to flēre “to weep” + -bilis-ble

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1. See weak.

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British Dictionary definitions for feeble

feeble
/ (ˈfiːbəl) /

adjective

lacking in physical or mental strength; frail; weak
inadequate; unconvincingfeeble excuses
easily influenced or indecisive

Derived forms of feeble

feebleness, nounfeebly, adverb

Word Origin for feeble

C12: from Old French feble, fleible, from Latin flēbilis to be lamented, from flēre to weep
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