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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-buh l-mahyn-did]
    • /ˈfi bəlˈmaɪn dɪd/
    • /ˌfi·bəlˈmɑɪn·dɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-buh l-mahyn-did]
    • /ˈfi bəlˈmaɪn dɪd/

Definitions of feebleminded word

  • adjective feebleminded lacking the normal mental powers. 1
  • adjective feebleminded Medicine/Medical. (no longer in technical use) mentally deficient. 1
  • adjective feebleminded stupid or foolish; not sensible: feeble-minded remarks. 1
  • adjective feebleminded Archaic. lacking firmness of mind; indecisive. 1
  • noun feebleminded (of a person) unable to make intelligent decisions or judgments. 1
  • adjective feebleminded mentally retarded; subnormal in intelligence 0

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Origin of feebleminded

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1525-35

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Parts of speech for Feebleminded


feebleminded popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

feebleminded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feebleminded

adj feebleminded

  • dim-witted — a stupid or slow-thinking person.
  • dumb — lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.
  • half-witted — feeble-minded.
  • moronic — Informal. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment: I wonder why they elected that narrow-minded moron to Congress.
  • retarded — characterized by a slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc.

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