feeble-minded

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. fee tail,
  2. fee-for-service,
  3. fee-splitting,
  4. feeb,
  5. feeble,
  6. feebleminded,
  7. feeblemindedness,
  8. feebleness,
  9. feebly,
  10. feed

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 feebleminded

feeble-minded

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for feebleminded

feebleminded

adj.

1530s; see feeble + mind. Related: Feeblemindedness.

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