[fee-buh l-mahyn-did]


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.

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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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

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

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