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feeble


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feeble  \Fee"ble\  (f[=e]"b'l),  a.  [Compar.  {Feebler}  (-bl[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Feeblest}  (-bl[e^]st).]  [OE.  feble,  OF  feble, 
  flebe,  floibe  floible,  foible,  F.  faible,  L.  flebilis  to  be 
  wept  over  lamentable,  wretched,  fr  flere  to  weep.  Cf 
  {Foible}.] 
  1.  Deficient  in  physical  strength;  weak;  infirm;  debilitated. 
 
  Carried  all  the  feeble  of  them  upon  asses.  --2 
  Chron.  xxviii. 
  15. 
 
  2.  Wanting  force,  vigor,  or  efficiency  in  action  or 
  expression;  not  full,  loud,  bright,  strong,  rapid,  etc.; 
  faint;  as  a  feeble  color;  feeble  motion.  ``A  lady's 
  feeble  voice.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feeble  \Fee"ble\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  feble;  to  enfeeble.  [Obs.] 
 
  Shall  that  victorious  hand  be  feebled  here?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feeble 
  adj  1:  pathetically  lacking  in  force  or  effectiveness;  "a  feeble 
  excuse";  "a  lame  argument"  [syn:  {lame}] 
  2:  lacking  strength  or  vigor;  "damning  with  faint  praise"; 
  "faint  resistance";  "feeble  efforts";  "a  feeble  voice" 
  [syn:  {faint}] 
  3:  lacking  physical  strength  or  vitality;  "a  feeble  old  woman"; 
  "her  body  looked  sapless"  [syn:  {decrepit},  {infirm},  {sapless}, 
  {weak},  {weakly}] 
  4:  lacking  strength;  "a  weak,  nerveless  fool,  devoid  of  energy 
  and  promptitude"-  Nathaniel  Hawthorne  [syn:  {nerveless}] 




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