pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
"a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"
lacking strength or vigor
"damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
"a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
weak, watery, infirm, unaccented, washy, shaky, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, lame, rachitic, nerveless, run-down, wonky, imperfect, creaky, faint, frail, decrepit, light, fallible, flea-bitten, wobbly, derelict, sapless
"a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.
dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out
Faint with hunger; faint in color.
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How to use feeble in a sentence?
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.
Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
In sickness and death her body was frail, but her spirit and good works were never feeble, her flame of hope, freedom and justice will forever burn.
That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
Translations for feeble
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- хилав, немощен, слабBulgarian
- dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
- schwach, kraftlos, dürftigGerman
- deficiente, endeble, débilSpanish
- veltto, heikko, hatara, voimatonFinnish
- lagScottish Gaelic
- տկար, նվազArmenian
- fiacco, fievole, debole, flebileItalian
- 弱々しい, 弱いJapanese
- menkas, paliegęs, silpnasLithuanian
- vārgs, niecīgs, nespēcīgs, vājšLatvian
- kōngehe, kōngongengonge, ngoikore, tāngenge, wētaraMāori
- blek, svakNorwegian
- fraco, debilitadoPortuguese
- plăpând, debil, slab, lâncedRomanian
- слабый, хилый, неубедительный, немощныйRussian
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