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feeble-minded

(fē′bəl-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Deficient in intelligence. No longer in scientific use.
2. Exhibiting a marked lack of intelligent consideration and forethought: a feeble-minded plan doomed to failure.

fee′ble-mind′ed·ly adv.
fee′ble-mind′ed·ness n.
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