Feeble vs Foolish - What's the difference?

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Feeble is a related term of foolish.

As adjectives the difference between feeble and foolish

is that feeble is deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated while foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a verb feeble

is (obsolete) to make feeble; to enfeeble.




  • Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.
  • Though she appeared old and feeble , she could still throw a ball.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 23 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=France were transformed from the feeble , divided unit that had squeaked past Wales in the semi-final, their half-backs finding the corners with beautifully judged kicks from hand, the forwards making yards with every drive and a reorganised Kiwi line-out beginning to malfunction.}}
  • Lacking force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; faint.
  • That was a feeble excuse for an example.


    * (physically weak) weak, infirm, debilitated * faint

    Derived terms

    * enfeeble * feebleness * feeble-minded * feebly


  • (obsolete) To make feeble; to enfeeble.
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  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise


    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness