Feeblest
Feeble Fee"ble (f[=e]"b'l), a. [Compar. {Feebler} (-bl[~e]r); superl. {Feeblest} (-bl[e^]st).] [OE. feble, OF. feble, flebe, floibe, floible, foible, F. faible, L. flebilis to be wept over, lamentable, wretched, fr. flere to weep. Cf. {Foible}.] 1. Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated. [1913 Webster]

Carried all the feeble of them upon asses. --2 Chron. xxviii. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion. ``A lady's feeble voice.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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