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adj. fee·bler, fee·blest
a. Lacking bodily strength; weak: too feeble to climb the hill.
b. Having little intensity or strength; faint: feeble light; a feeble voice.
2. Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain: the castle's feeble defenses.
a. Lacking vigor or effectiveness; inadequate: a feeble attempt to apologize.
b. Showing little activity: a feeble housing market. See Synonyms at weak.
[Middle English feble, from Old French, from Latin flēbilis, lamentable, from flēre, to weep.]
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|Noun||1.||feebleness - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)|
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
|2.||feebleness - the quality of lacking intensity or substance; "a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"- Nathaniel Hawthorne|
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"