Meaning of feebly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfiːbli/

Translate feebly into Spanish


  • 1In a way that lacks strength or force.

    ‘I smiled feebly’
    • ‘many, from fear, cried out feebly’
    • ‘In the flickering shadows, she glimpsed the boy curled up feebly in the corner.’
    • ‘He walked around the corner; his best friend was feebly holding onto the stall door, smiling weakly at him.’
    • ‘He pointed feebly at the silhouette of an outcrop close by.’
    • ‘Laden with a tray containing two dinner plates and two tall glasses, she feebly made her way down the stairs.’
    • ‘She sobbed and shook her head, feebly pushing Laura away.’
    • ‘The boy whimpered, and his small fingers clutched feebly at the man, tangling in the fabric of his shirt.’
    • ‘A heart that beat feebly told doctors that the patient had problems.’
    • ‘She whipped him around the arm and punched him feebly, not because she didn't want to hit hard, but because she couldn't.’
    • ‘Like the Jack O'Lantern glowing feebly from the front porch, the movie's script is hollow.’
    • ‘Rusty horns screech feebly, like the poor birds unable to fly south for the winter.’
    1. 1.1In a way that fails to convince or impress.
      ‘he feebly attempted to defend the challenge’
      • ‘Plan D, a feebly disguised version of Plan C’
      • ‘So now we're on Plan D, a feebly disguised version of Plan C.’
      • ‘Her husband smiled feebly in response.’
      • ‘"I'm not very hungry, and I don't want to trouble you," he protested feebly.’
      • ‘"Nobody is going to get hurt," I reasoned feebly.’
      • ‘He stared around the crowded bar miserably, reminding himself feebly that he was working.’
      • ‘He spends most of the film servicing the inane plot and trying feebly to hide the twist from us.’
      • ‘She protested only feebly when her father picked her up and tucked her into bed.’
      • ‘I laughed feebly at my own joke.’
      • ‘"I have to keep my promise," I said feebly.’