Definition of feeble
- a feeble old man
- taking only feeble steps
She's still feeble from her long illness.
We heard a feeble cry for help.
Business is suffering because of the feeble economy.
He made a feeble attempt to explain his behavior.
He offered a feeble excuse for his behavior.
“Dislike” is too feeble a word for how she feels about him.
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debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, frail, infirm, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weak, weakened, wimpish, wimpy;
: very weak
: not good enough : not successful or effective
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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