Infirmities
Infirmity In*firm"i*ty, n.; pl. {Infirmities}. [L. infirmitas : cf. F. infirmite. See {Infirm}, a.] 1. The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind. [1913 Webster]

'T is the infirmity of his age. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect. [1913 Webster]

Will you be cured of your infirmity ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The house has also its infirmities. --Evelyn.

Syn: Debility; imbecility; weakness; feebleness; failing; foible; defect; disease; malady. See {Debility}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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