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in·fir·mi·ty

 (ĭn-fûr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·fir·mi·ties
1.
a. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty: the infirmity brought on by the disease.
b. A bodily ailment or weakness: complained about his infirmities.
2.
a. Weakness of resolution or character: the infirmity inherent in human nature.
b. A moral failing or defect in character: the infirmities and depravities of corrupt nobles.

infirmity

(ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being infirm
2. physical weakness or debility; frailty
3. a moral flaw or failing

in•fir•mi•ty

(ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age.
2. the quality or state of being infirm; lack of strength.
3. a moral weakness or failing.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infirmity - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
asthenia, astheny - an abnormal loss of strength
cachexia, cachexy, wasting - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

infirmity

noun
1. frailty, ill health, debility, deficiency, imperfection, feebleness, decrepitude, sickliness In spite of his age and infirmity, he is still producing plays.
frailty health, strength, vigour, wellness, soundness
2. ailment, failing, weakness, fault, disorder, defect, sickness, malady Older people often try to ignore their infirmities.

infirmity

noun
1. A pathological condition of mind or body:
3. The condition of being sick:
4. An imperfection of character:
Translations
عاهَه، نَقيصَه، عَجْز
neduživostslabost
svagelighed
alkati gyengeség
heilsuveila, veikindi
dermansızlıkhastalıkzayıflık

infirmity

[ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ] N (= state) → debilidad f; (= illness) → enfermedad f, achaque m, dolencia f; (= moral) → flaqueza f
mental/physical infirmityenfermedad f mental/física
the infirmities of (old) agelos achaques de la vejez

infirmity

[ɪnˈfɜːrmɪti] ninfirmité f

infirmity

nGebrechlichkeit f; the infirmities of (old) agedie Altersgebrechen pl; his infirmity of purpose (liter)seine Willensschwäche, sein Mangel man Zielstrebigkeit

infirmity

[ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ] ninfermità f inv

infirm

(inˈfəːm) adjective
(of a person) weak or ill. elderly and infirm people.
inˈfirmaryplural inˈfirmaries noun
a name given to some hospitals.
inˈfirmityplural inˈfirmities noun
weakness or illness.

in·firm·i·ty

n. enfermedad.
References in classic literature ?
A CHARGER, feeling the infirmities of age, was sent to work in a mill instead of going out to battle.
My years and increasing infirmities make me very desirous of seeing you settled in the world.
Having killed a man for every voyage, and perhaps rendered more misanthropic by the infirmities that come with years upon a ship, she had made up her mind to kill all hands at once before leaving the scene of her exploits.
Had it been otherwise -- had an active politician been put into this influential post, to assume the easy task of making head against a Whig Collector, whose infirmities withheld him from the personal administration of his office -- hardly a man of the old corps would have drawn the breath of official life within a month after the exterminating angel had come up the Custom-House steps.
The brave soldier had already numbered, nearly or quite, his three-score years and ten, and was pursuing the remainder of his earthly march, burdened with infirmities which even the martial music of his own spirit-stirring recollections could do little towards lightening.
But I could imagine, even then, that, under some excitement which should go deeply into his consciousness -- roused by a trumpets real, loud enough to awaken all of his energies that were not dead, but only slumbering -- he was yet capable of flinging off his infirmities like a sick man's gown, dropping the staff of age to seize a battle-sword, and starting up once more a warrior.
Fentolin than a bad-tempered, mischievous, tyrannical old invalid, who is fortunately prevented by his infirmities from doing as much mischief as he might.
This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness of those who are to obey.
In that patient manner he submitted to her infirmities of temper from first to last.
There is, perhaps, no surer mark of folly, than an attempt to correct the natural infirmities of those we love.
uk has announced that the final, missing column of data from the 1911 census, which details individuals' infirmities has been released for the very first time at 1911census.
On Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice Adolfo Azcuna said the draft BBL bills in the Senate were free of constitutional infirmities.