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Definition of "feeble" []

  • Lacking strength; weak. (adjective)
  • Indicating weakness. (adjective)
  • Lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; inadequate. See Synonyms at weak. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feeble" in a sentence
  • "Morons, who correspond to the common acceptation of the term feeble-minded, "can under proper direction become more or less self-supporting but they are as a rule incapable of undertaking affairs which demand judgment or involve unrestricted competition with normal individuals."
  • "My argument is simple: without a serious and bold policy for eliminating unemployment, all of the proposed measures to address women's economic challenges, or those of any other group for that matter, will remain feeble attempts to deal with serious problems."
  • "There were many hereditary inefficients -- men and women who were not weak enough to be confined in feeble-minded homes, but who were not strong enough to be ought else than hewers of wood and drawers of water."