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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 for "feeble":

    weak, unconvincing, flimsy

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How to use feeble in a sentence?

  1. Henri Frdric Amiel:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Paul Barrett:

    Stegosaurus was actually an animal that could get up to 9 metres in length and weigh several tonnes, this is the average size tooth for a Stegosaurus; pretty tiny with a business end, the crown, that's really only a few millimetres across. So using these very tiny feeble teeth to fuel that big body has always been a bit of a mystery.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.

  5. Horace Bushnell:

    If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.


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