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adjective feeble pronunciation in British English /ˈfiːb(ə)l/
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  1. 2
    not strong enough to be seen or heard clearly
    a feeble light/voice
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  2. 3
    not good enough to achieve the intended result
    feeble excuse: That’s a pretty feeble excuse for not calling your mother.
    a feeble attempt/effort: He made a feeble attempt to start a conversation with me.
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  3. 4
    afraid to do something difficult or unpleasant
    Don’t be so feeble. Stand up to her for once.

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 feeble pronunciation in British English adverb
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