adjective, fee·bler, fee·blest.
Origin of feeble
Examples from the Web for feebly
While Kerry and friends continue to feebly push for two states, Israel continues to build settlements at super-sonic speeds.
That is a truth with which I was but feebly impressed until I came to understand the blessedness of the wedded state.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland|Lewis Carroll
Feebly she climbed the long stairs and sat down to wait, heartbroken.A Book o' Nine Tales.|Arlo Bates
British Dictionary definitions for feebly
Word Origin for feeble
Word Origin and History for feebly (1 of 2)
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.