[fee-buh l-mahyn-did]
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  1. lacking the normal mental powers.
  2. Medicine/Medical. (no longer in technical use) mentally deficient.
  3. stupid or foolish; not sensible: feeble-minded remarks.
  4. Archaic. lacking firmness of mind; indecisive.

Origin of feeble-minded

First recorded in 1525–35
Related formsfee·ble-mind·ed·ly, adverbfee·ble-mind·ed·ness, noun
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  1. lacking in intelligence; stupid
  2. mentally defective
  3. lacking decision; irresolute
Derived Formsfeeble-mindedly, adverbfeeble-mindedness, noun
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