Feeble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfiːbl|  American pronunciation of the word feeble
Brit.  |ˈfiːb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word feeble


- pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness(syn: lame)

a feeble excuse

- lacking strength or vigor(syn: faint)

feeble efforts
a feeble voice

- lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality(syn: debile, decrepit, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly)

a feeble old woman

- lacking strength (syn: nerveless)


She's still feeble from her long illness.

We heard a feeble cry for help.

Business is suffering because of the feeble economy.

He made a feeble attempt to explain his behavior.

He offered a feeble excuse for his behavior.

“Dislike” is too feeble a word for how she feels about him.

His voice sounded feeble and far away.

She was too feeble to leave her room.

A feeble old woman was feebly brooming the floor.

Nitrogen and oxygen are feeble absorbers and radiators.

The lama is a juvenescent and feeble copy of the camel.

The feeble vassals of wine and anger and lust.

Greg's feeble attempt at humour

He grasped her feeble veined hand.

The horse is feeble, reels and totters about as he moves.

Word forms

comparative: feebler
superlative: feeblest
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