feeble-minded

  • 1 feeble-minded — adj 1.) stupid or not sensible ▪ a feeble minded policy 2.) old use having much less than average intelligence >feeble mindedness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Feeble-minded — Fee ble mind ed, a. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. comfort the feeble minded. 1 Thess. v. 14. {Fee ble mind ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 feeble-minded — feeble mindedly, adv. feeble mindedness, n. /fee beuhl muyn did/, adj. 1. lacking the normal mental powers. 2. Med. (formerly) mentally retarded. Cf. idiot, imbecile, moron. 3 …

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  • 4 feeble-minded — index non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 feeble-minded — adjective 1. ) stupid 2. ) OFFENSIVE with a lower than average level of intelligence …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 feeble-minded — ► ADJECTIVE 1) foolish; stupid. 2) dated having less than average intelligence …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Feeble-minded — The term feeble minded was used from the late 19th century through the early 20th century as a loose description of a variety of mental deficiencies, including what would now be considered mental retardation in its various types and grades, and… …

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  • 8 feeble-minded — adjective 1 unable to think clearly and decide what to do: Her husband s so feeble minded he won t do a thing unless she tells him to. 2 old use having much less than average intelligence feeble mindedly adverb feeble mindedness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 feeble-minded — adj feeble, Inf. weak in the head, weak minded, deficient, subnormal, retarded, slow; slow witted, dull, dull witted, stupid, Inf. dumb, foolish; empty headed, blank, vacant, vacuous, Sl. having nobody home, Sl. empty upstairs. See foolish(def3) …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 10 feeble-minded — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. retarded, simple minded, foolish, senile; see dull 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Offensive. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand: backward, dull, simple, simple minded, slow, slow witted.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 feeble-minded — adjective Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; lacking intelligence; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile. See Also: feeble mindedly, feeble mindedness …

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  • 12 feeble-minded — adjective foolish; stupid. ↘dated having less than average intelligence. Derivatives feeble mindedly adverb feeble mindedness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 feeble-minded — /ˈfibəl maɪndəd/ (say feebuhl muynduhd) adjective 1. feeble in intellect; lacking the normal mental powers. 2. lacking firmness of mind. –feeble mindedness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 feeble-minded — adj. 1 unintelligent. 2 mentally deficient. Derivatives: feeble mindedly adv. feeble mindedness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 feeble-minded — Synonyms and related words: boneheaded, deficient, dim witted, dull witted, dumb, empty headed, exceptional, idiotic, imbecilic, mentally defective, moronic, retarded, simple, slow witted, stupid, subnormal, thick, vacant, weak minded, witless …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 feeble-minded — dim witted, slow, stupid, mentally deficient …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 feeble-minded — adjective he s not as feebleminded as he pretends to be Syn: stupid, idiotic, imbecilic, foolish, witless, doltish, empty headed, vacuous; informal halfwitted, moronic, dumb, dim, dopey, dippy; daft Ant: clever …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 feeble-minded — UK / US adjective 1) stupid 2) offensive with a lower than average level of intelligence …

    English dictionary

  • 19 feeble-minded — fee′ble mind′ed adj. 1) lacking the normal mental powers 2) pat mentally retarded 3) stupid 4) archaic indecisive • Etymology: 1525–35 fee′ble mind′ed•ly, adv. fee′ble mind′ed•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 feeble-minded —   Hepa, lōlō …

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