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I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
Elizabeth I

Meaning of "feeble" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FEEBLE

From Old French feble, fleible, from Latin flēbilis to be lamented, from flēre to weep.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FEEBLE

feeble  [ˈfiːbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEEBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Feeble is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FEEBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Feeble

Feeble may refer to: ▪ Feeble-minded ▪ Feeble, one of the imaginary anthropomorphic characters of the 1989 film Meet the Feebles ▪ Feeble, Travis Barker's first punk band ▪ Feeble grind, a type of skateboarding trick...

Definition of feeble in the English dictionary

The first definition of feeble in the dictionary is lacking in physical or mental strength; frail; weak. Other definition of feeble is inadequate; unconvincing. Feeble is also easily influenced or indecisive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEEBLE


barbel
ˈbɑːbəl
bauble
ˈbɔːbəl
bubal
ˈbjuːbəl
burble
ˈbɜːbəl
corbeil
ˈkɔːbəl
corbeille
ˈkɔːbəl
corbel
ˈkɔːbəl
enfeeble
ɪnˈfiːbəl
garble
ˈɡɑːbəl
herbal
ˈhɜːbəl
Keble
ˈkiːbəl
marble
ˈmɑːbəl
nebel
ˈniːbəl
nonverbal
nɒnˈvɜːbəl
rouble
ˈruːbəl
rubel
ˈruːbəl
ruble
ˈruːbəl
Schnabel
ˈʃnɑːbəl
tubal
ˈtjuːbəl
verbal
ˈvɜːbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEEBLE

fee
fee simple
fee tail
fee-paying
fee-paying school
fee-splitting
feeb
feeble-minded
feeble-mindedly
feeble-mindedness
feebleness
feeblish
feebly
feed
feed grains
feed-in tariff
feedable
feedback
feedbag
feedbox

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEEBLE

able
accessible
affordable
applicable
at the double
available
cable
comfortable
compatible
deleble
double
enable
ensemble
expandable
flexible
horrible
humble
impossible
incredible
treble

Synonyms and antonyms of feeble in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FEEBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «feeble» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of feeble

Translation of «feeble» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEEBLE

Find out the translation of feeble to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of feeble from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «feeble» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

虚弱的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

débil
570 millions of speakers

English

feeble
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कमजोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضعيفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слабый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

débil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুর্বল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lemah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

弱い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurang ajar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhu nhược
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அற்பமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अशक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cılız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

debole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słaby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слабкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδύναμες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of feeble

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEEBLE»

The term «feeble» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.078 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEEBLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about feeble

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10 QUOTES WITH «FEEBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word feeble.
1
P. T. Barnum
Medicine is the means by which we poor feeble creatures try to keep from dying or aching.
2
John Bercow
Possibly the fact that I was physically quite feeble, a relatively short little fellow, attracted me to that idea of a very authoritative and aggressive version of Conservative politics.
3
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
4
Martin Van Buren
Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy.
5
Edmund Burke
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
6
Taylor Caldwell
The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
7
John Chrysostom
I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is: I know the magnitude of this ministry, and the great difficulty of the work; for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales which disturb the sea.
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Ted Dekker
If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly shifting culture and ideology, I would be happy. Many leaders of the older generation dismiss emerging culture. Those leaders are at risk of becoming a feeble voice-piece without followers. Most of the younger generation is going deaf to the truth.
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Elizabeth I
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
10
Black Elk
Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEEBLE»

Discover the use of feeble in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to feeble and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation ...
James W. Trent uses public documents, private letters, investigative reports, and rare photographs to explore our changing perceptions of mental retardation over the past 150 years.
James W Trent, Jr, 1994
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Feeble-minded in Our Midst: Institutions for the Mentally ...
At the center of the story is the debate between the humanitarians, who advocated institutionalization as a way of protecting and ministering to the mentally deficient, and public policy adherents, who were primarily interested in ...
Steven Noll, 1995
3
The Borderland of Imbecility: Medicine, Society and the ...
"This book exploits a rich variety of archival sources, particularly from the Sandlebridge Colony in Cheshire, and a wide range of contemporary medical, educational and parliamentary material.
Mark Jackson, 2000
4
America's Feeble Weapon: Funding the Marshall Plan in France ...
Concentrating on events in France and Italy, rather than on those in Washington, this volume provides new insights into the effectiveness of the Marshall Plan's operations.
Chiarella Esposito, 1994
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Feeble Wanderings
An unusually usual day-to-day story in the Deep South, set in the gothic, swampy southern town of Wet Moon, a place fraught with lousy love lives, teen angst, and shadowy rednecks.
Ross Campbell, Jessica Calderwood, 2004
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Minds Made Feeble: The Myth and Legacy of the Kallikaks
In 1912, Henry Goddard sighted the Kallikak family as proof of his theory that mental retardation was hereditary. J. David Smith examines Goddard's evidence and looks at how Goddard's theory has shaped government policies.
John David Smith, 1985
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Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to Be a ...
In the pages of "Sinner" youll read about: Linos adventures in the confessional; A host of characters who make Linos Catholic faith more challenging; Why Lino is still single; Linos take on suffering.
Lino Rulli, 2011
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Backward and Feeble-Minded Children - Clinical Studies in ...
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Edmund Burke Huey, 2010
9
Paupers in almshouses: 1923
Table 43 Total Two defects lnsane and feeble-minded lnsane and epileptic lnsane and deaf-mute lnsane and blind. - ..- lnsane and crippled - Feeble-minded and epileptic - Feeble-minded and deaf-mute Feeble-minded and blind ...
United States. Bureau of the Census, William Chamberlin Hunt, Corrine T. Nall, 1925
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English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order
WEAK, FEEBLE, INFIRM. WEAK, in Saxon ware, Dutch wack, German schwach, is in all probability an intensive of weich soft, which comes from weichen to yield, and this from bewegen to move. FEEBLE, probably contracted from/iiV- able.
George Crabb, 1826

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEEBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term feeble is used in the context of the following news items.
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FEEBLE NAJIB: First a non-denial, now a non-lawsuit
FEEBLE NAJIB: First a non-denial, now a non-lawsuit. 'Which part of WSJ report that Najib does not understand?' Odin Tajué: The Wall Street ... «Malaysia Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
What was HBO thinking when it greenlighted the agonizing '7 Days …
Directed by Jake Szymanski and written by Murray Miller, the film is a feeble attempt at a sports mockumentary, recounting a fictitious 2001 ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Artists in Homestead devise cool accessory to beat the heat | Miami …
Without water, the ties look like feeble pieces of cloth shreds that can easily be blown away by wind. But they are intricate: because of both the ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
4
Does Jeb Bush Understand Economics? - Newsweek
Unfortunately, with his recent comment proving his feeble understanding of economics and his willingness to attribute low wages to largely ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
5
The Liberty Bell in Salt Lake City 100 years ago | Deseret News
One of the first adults to come close to the bell was Civil War solider J. O. Grady, who was feeble and nearly blind. With the help of a young girl ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
6
Maybe the Los Angeles Lakers Aren't Screwed After All | Bleacher …
For one, he's proven fairly feeble when it comes to both mental fortitude and offensive efficiency. In 2013-14, Hibbert practically fell off the map ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
7
Vale Stock Jumps as Chinese Stocks Rally - TheStreet
... disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
8
Military Veteran Calls Britain's Response To ISIS Threat As 'Feeble'
The United Kingdom's response to terror threat coming from Middle East is "feeble" and its accentuating defence cuts amount to a compromise ... «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
9
Markets to make a gap-down start on feeble regional cues
Today, the markets are likely to get a gap-down start tailing the feeble regional cues amid continuing Greece debt crisis. Euro zone members ... «Mint Market Info, Jul 15»
10
The stats (and parasite) behind Robinson Cano's feeble season
In the midst of by far his worst season, Robinson Cano opened up to USA Today to say he has been battling a stomach parasite since last ... «New York Post, Jul 15»

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