feebleminded

adjective fee·ble·mind·ed \ ˌfē-bəl-ˈmīn-dəd \

Definition of feebleminded

1 obsolete : irresolute, vacillating
2 : mentally deficient

feeblemindedly

adverb

feeblemindedness

noun

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First Known Use of feebleminded

1534

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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feebleminded

adjective fee·ble·mind·ed \ ˌfē-bəl-ˈmīn-dəd \

medical Definition of feebleminded

dated
: mentally deficient

feeblemindedly

adverb

feeblemindedness

noun

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