[ adjective ] pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
"a feeble excuse" "a lame argument"
Used in print(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
He is a trustee for the common good , however feeble the safeguards which the positive or municipal law of property provides against his misuse of that share of the common fund , wisely or unwisely , entrusted to his keeping .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
What hurts most is the damage the automobile has done to central-city retailing , especially in those cities where public_transit is feeble .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
But then , after the little operetta had been given its feeble amateur rendering , everyone insisted that it was too good to be lost forever , and that the Royal_Academy_of_Music must now have the manuscript in_order to give it the really first-rate performance it merited .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
The Union soldiers grounded arms and settled into healthy , indifferent postures to watch the feeble boarding of the skiffs .