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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-buh l]
    • /ˈfi bəl/
    • /ˈfiː.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-buh l]
    • /ˈfi bəl/

Definitions of feebly word

  • adjective feebly physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail. 1
  • adjective feebly weak intellectually or morally: a feeble mind. 1
  • adjective feebly lacking in volume, loudness, brightness, distinctness, etc.: a feeble voice; feeble light. 1
  • adjective feebly lacking in force, strength, or effectiveness: feeble resistance; feeble arguments. 1
  • noun feebly In a feeble manner. 1

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Origin of feebly

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 Feebly


feebly 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for feebly

adv feebly

  • clumsily — awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace: He is very clumsy and is always breaking things.
  • awkwardly — lacking skill or dexterity. Synonyms: clumsy, inept; unskillful, unhandy, inexpert. Antonyms: deft, adroit, skillful, dexterous; handy.
  • poorly — in a poor manner or way: The team played poorly.
  • carelessly — If someone does something carelessly, they do it without much thought or effort.
  • crudely — in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.

adverb feebly

  • frail — having delicate health; not robust; weak: My grandfather is rather frail now.
  • delicately — fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.: a delicate lace collar.
  • shakily — tending to shake or tremble.
  • self-thinning — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • meagerly — deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate: a meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.

Antonyms for feebly

adv feebly

  • adequately — as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.
  • little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • mildly — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
  • morally — in a moral manner.

adverb feebly

  • robustly — strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous: a robust young man; a robust faith; a robust mind.
  • convincingly — persuading or assuring by argument or evidence: They gave a convincing demonstration of the car's safety features.

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