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feeble-minded

[ fee-buh l-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈfi bəlˈmaɪn dɪd /
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adjective

lacking the normal mental powers.
Medicine/Medical. (no longer in technical use) mentally deficient.
stupid or foolish; not sensible: feeble-minded remarks.
Archaic. lacking firmness of mind; indecisive.

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RELATED WORDS

dim-witted, dull, dumb, half-witted, retarded, simple, simple-minded, slow, slow-witted, unintelligent

Nearby words

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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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British Dictionary definitions for feeble-minded

feeble-minded


adjective

lacking in intelligence; stupid
mentally defective
lacking decision; irresolute
Derived Formsfeeble-mindedly, adverbfeeble-mindedness, noun
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