[ fee-buhl-mahyn-did ]
/ ˈfi bəlˈmaɪn dɪd /
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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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Origin of feeble-minded
First recorded in 1525–35
OTHER WORDS FROM feeble-mindedfee·ble-mind·ed·ly, adverbfee·ble-mind·ed·ness, noun
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How to use feeble-minded in a sentence
He is a rather quaint fellow on the whole, coy though not feebleminded in the medical sense.Ulysses|James Joyce
From this Glenwood home for the feebleminded she was released.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
She ruled, but did so with such exquisite tact that her feebleminded lord never suspected it.Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. III. (of III)|Rosalie Kaufman
Marriage with a feebleminded person not only should be advised against, but should be prohibited by law.
A feebleminded man has much fewer chances for marriage than has a feebleminded woman.
British Dictionary definitions for feeble-minded
lacking in intelligence; stupid
lacking decision; irresolute
Derived forms of feeble-mindedfeeble-mindedly, adverbfeeble-mindedness, noun
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