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feeble

adjective uk   /ˈfiː.bl̩/ us  
C2 weak and without energy, strength, or power: He was a feeble, helpless old man. The little lamp gave only a feeble light. Opposition to the plan was rather feeble.Weakness and vulnerability C2 not effective or good: a feeble joke/excuseUseless and futile
feebly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Weakness and vulnerabilityUseless and futile
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