feeble Definition

  • 1lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness
  • 2lacking strength of character
  • 3not effective or convincing

Using feeble: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "feeble" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The old man's voice was feeble and shaky.

  • Example

    She made a feeble attempt to lift the heavy box.

  • Example

    The company's response to the crisis was feeble and inadequate.

feeble Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for feeble

Idioms Using feeble

  • a joke that is not funny


    His attempt at humor was a feeble joke that fell flat.

  • a light that is not very bright


    The feeble light of the candle barely illuminated the room.

  • a pulse that is weak and difficult to detect


    The doctor checked his feeble pulse and ordered immediate treatment.

Phrases with feeble

  • feeble-minded

    having less than normal intelligence


    The court found him not guilty by reason of being feeble-minded.

  • an excuse that is weak and unconvincing


    His explanation for being late was a feeble excuse.

  • an attempt that is weak and ineffective


    Her feeble attempt to fix the computer only made things worse.

Origins of feeble

from Old French 'feble', from Latin 'flēbilis', meaning 'lamentable'


Summary: feeble in Brief

The term 'feeble' [ˈfiːbl] describes a lack of physical strength, often due to age or illness, as well as a lack of strength of character. It can also refer to something that is not effective or convincing, such as a feeble excuse. Phrases like 'feeble-minded' denote less than normal intelligence, while idioms like 'a feeble joke' describe something that is not funny.