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.

Definitions of feebleness
  1. noun
    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    synonyms: debility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
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    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. noun
    the quality of lacking intensity or substance
    synonyms: tenuity
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    type of:
    weakness
    the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain
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