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feeble

fee·ble

feeble

 
pronunciation:
fi bl
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: feebler, feeblest
definition: without strength; weak in body or mind.
Although he is feeble, the old man walks a mile every day.
synonyms:
faint, frail, puny, weak
antonyms:
mighty, robust, stout, strong
similar words:
fragile, infirm, run-down, wan
derivations: feebly (adv.), feebleness (n.)
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Feeble comes from flebeles, a Latin word that means "to be wept over."
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