infirmly


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in·firm

 (ĭn-fûrm′)
adj.
1. Weak in body or mind, especially from old age or disease. See Synonyms at weak.
2. Not strong or stable; shaky: an infirm foundation.
3. Archaic Lacking firmness of will, character, or purpose; irresolute.

[Middle English infirme, from Old French, from Latin īnfirmus : in-, not; see in-1 + firmus, strong, firm; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]

in·firm′ly adv.
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