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Synonyms for feeble
ˈfi bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feeble, lame(adj)

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

    "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

    Synonyms:
    rickety, faint, debile, halt, nerveless, lame, sapless, halting, crippled, weakly, gimpy, infirm, decrepit, game, weak

    Antonyms:
    strong, powerful, robust

  2. faint, feeble(adj)

    lacking strength or vigor

    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

    Synonyms:
    weak, infirm, dim, weakly, swooning, rickety, lame, debile, nerveless, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, timid, faint, lightheaded, decrepit, wispy, light, shadowy, sapless

    Antonyms:
    robust, strong, powerful

  3. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    powerful, strong, robust

  4. feeble, nerveless(adj)

    lacking strength

    "a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Synonyms:
    cool, rickety, faint, debile, nerveless, lame, sapless, weakly, infirm, decrepit, weak, coolheaded

    Antonyms:
    powerful, robust, strong

Wiktionary

  1. feeble(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    infirm, weak, debilitated

  2. feeble(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    faint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feeble

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feeble

    Synonyms:
    wretched, weak, poor, frail, debilitated, dull, forceless, puny, nerveless, enfeebled, enervated, faint, infirm, incomplete, vain, fruitless, scanty, pitiable

    Antonyms:
    strong, robust, active, effective, successful, abundant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. feeble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, not strong

  2. feeble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    debilitated, enervated, sickly, infirm, languishing, languid, drooping, frail

  3. feeble(a.)

    Synonyms:
    faint, imperfect, not vigorous, not lively

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. feeble(a)

    Synonyms:
    infirm, doddering, weak

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    weak, unconvincing, flimsy

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How to use feeble in a sentence?

  1. Blaise Pascal, quoted by Rebecca West in BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A JOURNEY THROUGH YUGOSLAVIA, 1940:

    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.

  2. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

  3. Hannah More:

    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.

  4. Jesse Jackson Sr.:

    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.

  5. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

    That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.


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