feeble-minded


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fee·ble-mind·ed

(fē′bəl-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Deficient in intelligence. No longer in scientific use.
2. Exhibiting a marked lack of intelligent consideration and forethought: a feeble-minded plan doomed to failure.

fee′ble-mind′ed·ly adv.
fee′ble-mind′ed·ness n.

feeble-minded

adj
1. lacking in intelligence; stupid
2. (Psychology) mentally defective
3. lacking decision; irresolute
ˌfeeble-ˈmindedly adv
ˌfeeble-ˈmindedness n

fee′ble-mind′ed



adj.
1. lacking the normal mental powers.
2. mentally retarded.
3. stupid.
4. Archaic. indecisive.
[1525–35]
fee′ble-mind′ed•ly, adv.
fee′ble-mind′ed•ness, n.
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feeble-minded

adjective
Offensive. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
Translations

feeble-minded

[ˈfiːblˈmaɪndɪd] ADJ [person] → bobo, zonzo (LAm)

feeble-minded

adjdümmlich

feeble-minded

[ˌfiːblˈmaɪndɪd] adjdeficiente, sciocco/a
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The vagueness of the project, and the convulsive effort with which he plunges into the execution of it, are equally characteristic of a feeble-minded man.
The consideration of this subject is full of consolation, my hearers, and does not fail to bring with it lessons of humility and of profit, that, duly improved, would both chasten the heart and strengthen the feeble-minded man in his course.
Georgiana said she dreaded being left alone with Eliza; from her she got neither sympathy in her dejection, support in her fears, nor aid in her preparations; so I bore with her feeble-minded wailings and selfish lamentations as well as I could, and did my best in sewing for her and packing her dresses.
be confined in feeble-minded homes, but who were not strong enough to be ought else than hewers of wood and drawers of water.
A state home for the feeble-minded had also been demolished to make room for the deer.
It must be either that you think she is essentially so vicious, or so feeble-minded, that she cannot withstand temptation, - and though she may be pure and innocent as long as she is kept in ignorance and restraint, yet, being destitute of real virtue, to teach her how to sin is at once to make her a sinner, and the greater her knowledge, the wider her liberty, the deeper will be her depravity, - whereas, in the nobler sex, there is a natural tendency to goodness, guarded by a superior fortitude, which, the more it is exercised by trials and dangers, is only the further developed - '
As she passed by him he was acutely conscious of her femininity, though he saw by her face that she was sensual and feeble-minded.
One that the feeble-minded can remember the words of and those ignorant of music can whistle or sing.
Under cover of the night, the feeble-minded beadle comes flitting about Chancery Lane with his summonses, in which every juror's name is wrongly spelt, and nothing rightly spelt but the beadle's own name, which nobody can read or wants to know.
MOROSE A Thick, sticky liquid B Feeble-minded C Gloomy who am I?
She asked if he wants to learn to play the piano too, but the boy was shooed away and dismissed as feeble-minded.
One victim of this legislative strategy to improve upon nature was Carrie Buck, an allegedly (but not actually) feeble-minded woman used by proponents of Virginia's statute to contrive a test case before the U.