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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: feble, from Latin flebilis 'causing tears, weak'

feeble

adjective
     
fee‧ble
1 extremely weak:
His voice sounded feeble and far away.
She was too feeble to leave her room.
2 not very good or effective:
a feeble excuse
a rather feeble committee
WORD FOCUS: weak WORD FOCUS: weak
person: puny, feeble, weedy British English, frail, fragile, powerless, vulnerable

thing: fragile, delicate, flimsy, rickety, badly made, jerry-built


See also
weak

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