Forcible-feeble
Forcible-feeble For"ci*ble-fee`ble, a. [From Feeble, a character in the Second Part of Shakespeare's ``King Henry IV.,'' to whom Falstaff derisively applies the epithet ``forcible.''] Seemingly vigorous, but really weak or insipid. [1913 Webster]

He [Prof. Ayton] would purge his book of much offensive matter, if he struck out epithets which are in the bad taste of the forcible-feeble school. --N. Brit. Review. [1913 Webster]


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