feebly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

feeble +‎ -ly, euphonically blending -le and -ly due to difficulty of pronouncing *-blely. Compare nimbly, nobly, and Latinate -ably and -ibly.

Adverb[edit]

feebly (comparative more feebly, superlative most feebly)

  1. In a feeble manner.

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