feeble-mindedness
feeble-mindedness fee"ble-mind"ed*ness n. severe mental deficiency.

Syn: amentia. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Feeble-mindedness — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feeble-mindedness — feeble mindˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑feeble …   Useful english dictionary

  • feeble-mindedness — See feeble mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • feeble-mindedness — noun The quality of being feeble minded …   Wiktionary

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

  • feeble-minded — adjective foolish; stupid. ↘dated having less than average intelligence. Derivatives feeble mindedly adverb feeble mindedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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