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"Feeble" is an adjective which is often translated as "débil", and "beleaguered" is an adjective which is often translated as "sitiado". Learn more about the difference between "feeble" and "beleaguered" below.
feeble(
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buhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very weak)
a. débil
In the middle of the night, we heard a feeble cry for help.En medio de la noche, oímos un grito débil pidiendo ayuda.
Susana was very feeble after her illness.Susana quedó muy débil después de su enfermedad.
b. tenue
The clouds broke and Kim could just barely make out the feeble light of a crescent moon.Las nubes se abrieron y Kim apenas pudo distinguir la luz tenue de una luna nueva.
2. (inadequate)
a. flojo
Geoff told us a feeble joke that provoked a slight chuckle.Geoff nos contó una broma floja que provocó una ligera risita.
b. pobre
Jane's excuse for not showing up for dinner last night was definitely feeble.La excusa de Jane por no venir a la cena anoche fue decididamente pobre.
c. poco convincente
Despite his feeble arguments, he still won in the court of public opinion.A pesar de sus argumentos poco convincentes, aún así ganó en el tribunal de la opinión pública.
d. débil
The minister's response was carefully scripted in a feeble attempt at convincing people he is an honest man.La respuesta del ministro fue cuidadosamente guionada como parte de un débil intento de convencer al público de su honestidad.
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beleaguered
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (surrounded by an army)
a. sitiado
The inhabitants of the beleaguered city had no food or basic supplies.Los habitantes de la ciudad sitiada carecían de alimento y suministros básicos.
The soldiers inside the beleaguered fortress will surrender soon, or they will starve.Los soldados dentro del fuerte sitiado se rendirán pronto, o se morirán de hambre.
b. asediado
The men inside the beleaguered castle fought bravely to hold their position.Los soldados que estaban dentro del castillo asediado lucharon con valor para defender su posición.
2. (suffering problems)
a. atribulado
Alfred looked beleaguered and defeated.Alfred se veía atribulado y derrotado.
b. acosado por problemas
This is an economically beleaguered country, struggling to survive.Se trata de un país acosado por problemas económicos que lucha por sobrevivir.
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