Definition of Feebleminded

1. Adjective. Retarded in intellectual development.

Exact synonyms: Backward, Half-witted, Slow-witted
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Retarded
Derivative terms: Backwardness, Feeblemindedness, Slow-wittedness



Definition of Feebleminded

1. a. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile.

Definition of Feebleminded

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of feeble-minded) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Feebleminded

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feebleminded

fee simple subject to executory interest
fee simple subject to executory limitation
fee simples determinable
fee simples subject to condition subsequent
fee simples subject to executory interest
fee simples subject to executory limitation
fee splitting
fee tail
feeb
feebate
feebates
feeble
feeble-minded
feeble-mindedness
feebled
feebleminded (current term)
feeblemindedly
feeblemindedness
feebleness
feeblenesses
feebler
feebles
feeblest
feebling
feeblish
feebly
feebs
feechur
feechurs
feed

Literary usage of Feebleminded

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"M. HAST Bussey Institution, l-'on-st THE increase in the number of feebleminded in the United Stales during the past few years has been such that the ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"At the present time the problem of the feebleminded delinquent is most pressing and is made the subject of this memorandum. ..."

3. American Charities by Amos Griswold Warner, George Elliott Howard (1919)
"CHAPTER XV THE feebleminded THE general term feebleminded is now used to cover all ... The feebleminded are commonly classified into three groupa: idiots ..."

4. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Treatment of feebleminded Offenders. § 262. General Considerations. — The subject of mental defect is of great import in the study of delinquency and its ..."

5. Schools and Classes for Exceptional Children by David Mitchell (1916)
"THE feebleminded Several different criteria have been given to differentiate feebleminded from normal. Some people have claimed that the criterion was ..."

6. Publication by National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), Cleveland Foundation Survey Committee, Emergency Conservation Committee (U.S.) (1916)
"THE feebleminded Several different criteria have been given to differentiate feebleminded from normal. Some people have claimed that the criterion was ..."

7. Social Legislation in Illinois: Needs and Opportunities in 1921 by Seba Eldridge (1921)
"So far as practicable, all the feebleminded should be identified, ... At present we do not know exactly how many feebleminded there are in the state, ..."

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