feeble feeble  /ˈfi bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
  2. (adj) lacking strength or vigor
  3. (adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
  4. (adj) lacking strength

Usage(s):

  1. Buck, 21, feeble-minded state asylum inmate, with a feeble-minded mother and a feeble-minded illegitimate child, protested sterilization proceedings against her.
  2. And now we have this ill wind, this feeble gust of an environmental horror story.
  3. The only people he has any influence on are the feeble-minded who cannot think for themselves.

News

  1. Sketchy draft may not provide much relief

    The NBA Draft provides a sense of optimism, an opportunity for the feeble to rise and rebuild into legitimate title contenders.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

  2. Greece may be struggling for bailout money, but venture capital is pouring in

    Greece hasn’t had an easy time convincing Europe to dole out bailout funds. But in a country with a shrinking job pool, harsh tax laws and feeble growth, some ambitious young Greeks are turning to a new ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Reviewing the TV debut of the sideline reporter and what he thinks of them now

    The sideline reporter, television's ongoing feeble attempt to show more bang for its billions of bucks in rights fees, was born in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sept. 7, 1974.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News

Quotes

  1. "The world will not come to an end," Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, told the Telegraph in London. "The Large Hadron Collider is feeble compared with what goes on in the universe."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Stephen Hawking Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. In the written statement, Schwarzenegger said he would not rule out "the potential release of the old, feeble and sick who pose no threat to the public. ...... However, I will not allow the early release of any felons - violent or nonviolent - as a...
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Applying the Fourth Amendment to new technologies may sometimes be difficult, but when it is necessary to decide a case, we have no choice," Justice Scalia wrote. "The-times-they-are-a-changin' is a feeble excuse for disregard of duty."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: New York Times

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