feeble-mindedly

adverb

fee·​ble-mind·​ed·​ly ˌfē-bəl-ˈmīn-dəd-lē How to pronounce feeble-mindedly (audio)
variants or feeblemindedly
: in a feebleminded (see feebleminded sense 2) manner
… did they have to lend themselves so feeble-mindedly to such a partisan event?Tom Shales
Quinn paused for a moment to ponder what he was doing. Was he scribbling nonsense? Was he feeble-mindedly frittering away the evening, or was he trying to find something?Paul Auster

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feeble-mindedly was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Feeble-mindedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeble-mindedly. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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