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- n. The quality of being feeble-minded
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- n. severe mental deficiency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being feeble-minded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. severe mental deficiency
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They ignored poverty, disease, under-nutrition, ignorance and other problems that its proponents linked to "feeble-mindedness" or "criminality" among the poor.
They wrote up elaborate case studies of individuals they deemed defective, and carefully catalogued their extended families, using these pedigree studies to demonstrate how promiscuity, laziness, criminality, pauperism, and feeble-mindedness ran in the family.
Once the Democratic nomination is wrapped up by Obama and America's focus shifts to McCain, his feeble-mindedness and senility will be exposed.
The state of Virginia continued sterilizations until 1972, with more than 7,000 women sterilized for drunkenness, feeble-mindedness, and various forms of mental illness and "immorality" -- for "hereditary inferiority".
He's able to dismiss the opinions of "typical" citizens with a regal wave of his hand as being merely psychological symptoms of an underlying frustration, which his laser vision can clearly see, but in our feeble-mindedness we cannot hope to understand.
How much do you think you could get away with if all your coworkers could be counted on to get your back, and if reports of abuse by your victims could be waved off as literally the product of insanity or feeble-mindedness?
In Virginia, for example, where the practice continued until 1972, more than 7,000 women were sterilized for drunkenness, feeble-mindedness, and various forms of mental illness and "immorality" -- for "genetic inferiority".
Did He describe the relationship in those terms passionately and continually only for our feeble-mindedness?
In an essay, The Fallacy of Eugenics4, Chesterton said that we betray our own feeble-mindedness by calling them ‘Unfit’.
One little point that illustrates his general ignorance and essential feeble-mindedness was the adoption of the