debile


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debile

(ˈdɛbɪl)
adj
1. having no strength, muscle, or power
2. botany having no ability to bear or hold up flowers or leaves
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.debile - lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
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But from that debile body there issued a bullying voice, tremendously loud, harsh and resonant, as if produced by some powerful mechanical contriv ance in the nature of a fog-horn.
Et tu avais ecoute, et ton coeur avait vibre sans resister ni contester, car le chant et la musique n'avaient permis au corps aucune opposition debile.
Orbicules are absent in most Lamiaceae and for some species such as Heterolamium debile, Melissa officinalis, Prunella vulgaris, Stachydeoma graveolens and Thymbra spicata, this negative observation was confirmed in more than two specimens (Moon et al.
Assis la, un magazine debile plein de photos de jolies maisons et de jolies femmes dans la main ( c'est d'autant plus embetant si l'on est soi meme une femme ) , des tableaux abstraits ornant les murs, plus ou moins bien places parmi les posters brandissant des images de dents gigantesques et de marques de dentifrice super cheres mais super efficaces.
48) Michelangelo continues with another sonnet on the verso of the paper, this time turning it around 90 degrees, beginning: 'Non e piu bassa o vil cosa terrena / Che quel che, senza te, mi sento e sono, / Onde a l'alto desir chiede perdono / La debile mie propia e stanca lena.
Si auctoritas non veritas facit jus (134), un manque de coherence sous-jacente risque neanmoins d'avoir un effet sur la portee et le contenu de ces droits : debile fundamentum fallit opus (135).
L'etre le plus debile, le gamin sonne a toutes les portes quand il gele, ou se hisse pour ecrire son nom sur un monument vierge.
Trichomanes debile Bosch, a name long overlooked and synonymized under P.
c'est debile, tout le monde se change, ben il y a l'entree de la salle de bain et les toilettes, alors on peut meme pas se changer aux toilettes.
It is not so much, then, that he is a representative of evil ends as that he is also the incarnation of raw power to manipulate lives and shape destiny, and as such to judge and to overrule others and to apportion punishment to the weak, the infirm, the debile, even as he simultaneously championed proportion as a way of life.
L'incarnation d'un traitre, dans l'imaginaire debile du populisme xenophobe, se tournait alors tout naturellement vers le Juif (Mitterand 14-15).
One such opportunity arose in 1542 when Bernardo Segni, known for his "many lezioni on Petrarch, recited by him to great applause," gave a final lecture on the canzone "Si e debile il filo a cui s'attene," which several other academicians had attempted to explicate.