Feeble-minded Fee"ble-mind"ed, a. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. ``comfort the feeble-minded.'' --1 Thess. v. 14. -- {Fee"ble-mind"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • feeble-minded — adj 1.) stupid or not sensible ▪ a feeble minded policy 2.) old use having much less than average intelligence >feeble mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feeble-minded — feeble mindedly, adv. feeble mindedness, n. /fee beuhl muyn did/, adj. 1. lacking the normal mental powers. 2. Med. (formerly) mentally retarded. Cf. idiot, imbecile, moron. 3 …   Universalium

  • feeble-minded — index non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • feeble-minded — adjective 1. ) stupid 2. ) OFFENSIVE with a lower than average level of intelligence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feeble-minded — ► ADJECTIVE 1) foolish; stupid. 2) dated having less than average intelligence …   English terms dictionary

  • Feeble-minded — The term feeble minded was used from the late 19th century through the early 20th century as a loose description of a variety of mental deficiencies, including what would now be considered mental retardation in its various types and grades, and… …   Wikipedia

  • feeble-minded — adjective 1 unable to think clearly and decide what to do: Her husband s so feeble minded he won t do a thing unless she tells him to. 2 old use having much less than average intelligence feeble mindedly adverb feeble mindedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • feeble-minded — adj feeble, Inf. weak in the head, weak minded, deficient, subnormal, retarded, slow; slow witted, dull, dull witted, stupid, Inf. dumb, foolish; empty headed, blank, vacant, vacuous, Sl. having nobody home, Sl. empty upstairs. See foolish(def3) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • feeble-minded — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. retarded, simple minded, foolish, senile; see dull 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Offensive. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand: backward, dull, simple, simple minded, slow, slow witted.… …   English dictionary for students

  • feeble-minded — adjective Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; lacking intelligence; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. See Also: feeble mindedly, feeble mindedness …   Wiktionary

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