feebleness [n] lack of strength; ineffectiveness debility, decrepitude, delicacy, disease, effeteness, enervation, etiolation, exhaustion, flimsiness, frailness, frailty, inability, inadequacy, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectualness, infirmity, infirmness, insignificance, insufficiency, lameness, languor, lassitude, malaise, senility, sickliness, unhealthiness, weakness; concepts 630,676,732 —Ant. ability, effectiveness, health, heartiness, power, soundness, strength

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  • Feebleness — Fee ble*ness, n. The quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity. [1913 Webster] That shakes for age and feebleness. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feebleness — index caducity, disability (physical inability), fault (weakness), frailty, impotence, impuissance, incapacity …   Law dictionary

  • feebleness — c.1300, from FEEBLE (Cf. feeble) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Feebleness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Feebleness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 feebleness feebleness &c. >Adj. PARAG:Feebleness >Adj GRP: Adj 1 Sgm: Adj 1 feeble feeble bald tame meager jejune vapid trashy …   English dictionary for students

  • feebleness — feeble ► ADJECTIVE (feebler, feeblest) 1) lacking physical or mental strength. 2) failing to convince or impress: a feeble excuse. DERIVATIVES feebleness noun feebly adverb. ORIGIN Old French fieble, from Latin flebil …   English terms dictionary

  • feebleness — noun see feeble …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feebleness — See feeble. * * * …   Universalium

  • feebleness — noun The quality or state of being feeble; debility; infirmity …   Wiktionary

  • feebleness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. infirmity, inability, frailty, debility; see frailty 1 , weakness 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being infirm or physically weak: debility, decrepitude, delicacy, delicateness, flimsiness, fragileness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • feebleness — fee·ble·ness || fiːblnɪs n. weakness, faintness; intellectual or moral weakness; lack of strength or intensity …   English contemporary dictionary

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