adjective, fee·bler, fee·blest.
Origin of feeble
Synonyms for feeble
Examples from the Web for feeblish
Historical Examples of feeblish
But down below he is not so good by any means—no spring from the loins, and feeblish, not to say shipwrecky, about the knees.Tom Brown's Schooldays
But down below he is not so good by any means; no spring from the loins, and feeblish, not to say shipwrecky about the knees.Tom Brown at Rugby
Word Origin for feeble
late 12c., from Old French feble (12c., Modern French faible) "weak, feeble," from Latin flebilis "lamentable," literally "that is to be wept over," from flere "weep, cry, shed tears, lament," from PIE *bhle- "to howl" (cf. bleat). The first -l- was dropped in Old French by dissimilation. The noun meaning "feeble person" is recorded from mid-14c.