feebleminded

adjective
fee·​ble·​mind·​ed | \ ˌfē-bəl-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce feebleminded (audio) \

Definition of feebleminded

1 obsolete : irresolute, vacillating
2 : mentally deficient

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Other Words from feebleminded

feeblemindedly adverb
feeblemindedness noun

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That, Dovey Johnson Roundtree knew, could have immense significance for her client, a feebleminded day laborer accused of one of the most sensational murders of the mid-20th century. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104," 21 May 2018 While the Queen is patient and nurturing with her addled husband, even making excuses for him when his erratic behavior turns violent, others in Madrid see his feebleminded unpredictability as cause for urgent replacement. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Farinelli and the King': Theater Review," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of feebleminded

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of feebleminded was in 1534

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feebleminded

adjective
fee·​ble·​mind·​ed | \ ˌfē-bəl-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce feebleminded (audio) \

Medical Definition of feebleminded

dated
: mentally deficient

Other Words from feebleminded

feeblemindedly adverb
feeblemindedness noun

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