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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
This lends the poem an elegiac air: the thirty-eighth stanza, for example, continues Olivier's meditation on the choice between an early death by accident or a slow one due to debility: "Accident est toujours sus bout, / Tout prest a cheval et arme / Pour tuer et affoler tout / Et Debile tient l'autre bout, / Cruelx, sans mercy ne pite.
Pero los discipulos son debiles para abandonar a Jesus.