feebleness

Feebleness is a state of being very weak. An old man's feebleness may make it difficult for him to care for his rowdy Great Dane.

In addition to physical feebleness, which people have when they're frail, fragile, or sickly, there's also a feebleness of will or character. The feebleness of your excuse for being late—because you couldn't find your favorite socks—won't impress your teacher. And the feebleness of laughing with a bully instead of defending the person being bullied may be the weakest of all.

Primary Meanings of feebleness

1.
n
the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
2.
n
the quality of lacking intensity or substance
Full Definitions of feebleness
1

n the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

Synonyms:
debility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
Types:
asthenia, astheny
an abnormal loss of strength
cachexia, cachexy, wasting
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
Type of:
softness, unfitness
poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
2

n the quality of lacking intensity or substance

Synonyms:
tenuity
Type of:
weakness
the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain

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