You know how you feel when you can’t open a jar of pickles? And then grandma walks in and does it in one shot without even grunting? That’s called feeling feeble, or lacking strength.

In fact, feeble, comes from the Latin word flebilis, which means "lamentable" or "unsatisfactory." But don’t let it get to you. Your puny, inferior muscles are nothing compared to the guy who makes feeble attempts at humor. Lame-o jokes are way more lamentable than inadequate biceps.

Definitions of feeble
  1. adjective
    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
    “a feeble excuse”
    synonyms: lame
    wanting in physical strength
  2. adjective
    lacking strength or vigor
    feeble efforts”
    “a feeble voice”
    synonyms: faint
    wanting in physical strength
  3. adjective
    lacking strength
    synonyms: nerveless
    lacking power
  4. adjective
    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    “a feeble old woman”
    synonyms: debile, decrepit, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly
    physically weak
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