- = weak, failing, exhausted, weakened, delicate, faint, powerless, frail, debilitated, sickly, languid, puny, weedy (informal), infirm, effete, enfeebled, doddering, enervated, etiolated, shilpit (Scottish) •
He was old and feeble.
opposites: strong, healthy, robust, vigorous, energetic, sturdy, hale, stalwart, hearty, lusty
- = inadequate, weak, pathetic, insufficient, incompetent, ineffective, inefficient, lame, insignificant, ineffectual, indecisive •
He said the Government had been feeble.
- = unconvincing, poor, thin, weak, slight, tame, pathetic, lame, flimsy, paltry, flat •
This is a feeble argument.
opposites: successful, effective, forceful
'feeble' in Other Languages
- British English: feeble If you describe someone or something as feeble, you mean that they are weak. ADJECTIVEHe told them he was old and feeble and was not able to walk so far.
- Brazilian Portuguese: débil
- Chinese: 虚弱的虚虛弱的
- European Spanish: débil
- French: faible
- German: schwach
- Italian: debole
- Japanese: 弱い
- Korean: 약한
- Portuguese: débil
- Spanish: débil
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