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Synonyms for feeble

so lacking in strength as to be barely audible

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having little substance or significance; not solidly based

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Synonyms for feeble

pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

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lacking strength or vigor

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lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

lacking strength

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The elders stood up around, and the Father feebly raised himself to a more erect position, but continued sitting in his great chair.
But he threw himself into a chair again directly, saying, more feebly, "You seem to forget that, in suspecting me, you are casting imputations upon her."
It seemed long to both of them--that inward struggle of Arthur's--before he said, feebly, "I promise; let me go."
Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.
There was an interval of unconsciousness, and when I revived I felt a strangling clutch upon my throat--felt my arms feebly beating against something that bore me backward--felt my tongue thrusting itself from between my teeth!
As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, 'Let me see the child, and die.'
His fingers wandered feebly over the harpstrings, awakening no melody, suggesting no words.
His last backward flight of thought circled feebly and more feebly nearer and nearer to the mystery at Gleninch!
He was unconscious and he pecked feebly at the sheets; he was restless and he cried out.
HOUSING Minister Eoghan Murphy feebly attempted to put a gloss on shocking new figures which show 3,778 children are now homeless in Ireland.
On this, he feebly replied that we had to do this as we don't have any other work.
Feebly surrendering a two-goal lead to lose at Newcastle looked bad, but in their defence it was 11 men against 50,000-odd.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Press TV television news network on Tuesday, Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, the Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen, stated that despite some violations by Saudi Arabia and its allies, the peace deal continues to stand feebly.
Those are reasons the economy grows only feebly when it grows, but are not reasons for the current recession.
The NEC has feebly announced that it is to form a review group to write parts of the NRA and to prepare to engage with the APG.