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feeble is a synonym of weak

adjective [ fee-buhl ]

feeble is another word for weak

Weak and feeble both describe a lack of strength with weak as the more general and neutral word (The flu left him feeling weak).

Feeble implies that someone is inferior, or lacks the ability or desire to do things above and beyond being too physically weak (It didn’t surprise me he stayed inside while we played in the snow—he had always been a feeble person).

Weak and feeble can be used interchangeably in many circumstances. Feeble often connotes an inadequate attempt at something, when someone’s abilities should allow them to do better (It was a feeble attempt at sympathy; The essay was weak).

Weak and feeble can also both be used to describe someone’s mental ability or faculties. When used in this way, both words have a judgmental or cruel implication.

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heighten is a synonym of enhance

verb [ hahyt-n ]

heighten is another word for enhance

Enhance means to increase the desirability of something (The new flowers enhanced the beauty of the garden).

Heighten means to increase the strength, power, or intensity of something, especially intangible things (The artist used texture to heighten the contrast between the dark buildings and the bright landscape beyond).

✅ It’s better to use heighten instead of enhance when capturing an increase of intensity or strength, especially one to do with the senses or emotions (My sense of smell was heightened; There was a heightened sense of tension).

Enhance is often used in photography and similar contexts to mean improving the quality of an image or video. It can also be used for a sensory improvement, especially one made through the aid of technology (We used software to enhance the sound quality).

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misgiving is a synonym of apprehension

noun [ mis-giv-ing ]

misgiving is another word for apprehension

Apprehension is the best word for the feeling of nervous anticipation of bad news, misfortune or danger (I opened the letter with apprehension).

Misgiving refers to a sense of uncertainty and suspicion or doubt (I had serious misgivings about the business deal).

Apprehension suggests an element of nervousness that isn’t as present in misgiving (I felt apprehension over the journey). Misgiving implies a sense of doubt that, while often instinctive or subconscious, is based in fact (I had a misgiving about the safety of the route).

Misgiving is usually used in the plural, misgivings (Despite initial misgivings over the decision to leave home, the new community turned out to be welcoming).

We hope you don’t feel any apprehension over these synonyms for misgiving.

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