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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-buh l]
    • /ˈfi bəl/
    • /ˈfiːblnəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-buh l]
    • /ˈfi bəl/

Definitions of feebleness word

  • adjective feebleness physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail. 1
  • adjective feebleness weak intellectually or morally: a feeble mind. 1
  • adjective feebleness lacking in volume, loudness, brightness, distinctness, etc.: a feeble voice; feeble light. 1
  • adjective feebleness lacking in force, strength, or effectiveness: feeble resistance; feeble arguments. 1
  • noun feebleness The quality or state of being feeble; debility; infirmity. 1
  • noun feebleness physical weakness 1

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Origin of feebleness

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
1125-75; Middle English feble < Old French, variant of fleible (by dissimilation) < Latin flēbilis lamentable, equivalent to flē(re) to weep + -bilis -ble

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Parts of speech for Feebleness


feebleness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feebleness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feebleness

noun feebleness

  • incapacity — lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
  • languor — lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness.
  • inadequacy — Also, inadequateness [in-ad-i-kwit-nis] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt nɪs/ (Show IPA). the state or condition of being inadequate; insufficiency.
  • flimsy — without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
  • frail — having delicate health; not robust; weak: My grandfather is rather frail now.

Antonyms for feebleness

noun feebleness

  • sufficiency — the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy.
  • vigor — active strength or force.
  • healthiness — possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
  • health — the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
  • effectiveness — adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.

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