infirm

  • 1infirm — INFÍRM, Ă, infirmi, e, adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care are o infirmitate; schilod, neputincios, invalid, beteag. – Din fr. infirme, lat. infirmus. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Infirm ≠ valid, întreg, teafăr Trimis de siveco, 03 …

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  • 2Infirm — In*firm ([i^]n*f[ e]rm ), a. [L. infirmus: cf. F. infirme. See {In } not, and {Firm}, a.] 1. Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an infirm constitution. [1913 Webster] A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3infirm — I (irresolute) adjective changeable, easily led, faint hearted, faltering, fickle, inconstant, indecisive insecure, pliable, precarious, undecided, undetermined, unreliable, unresolved, unstable, unsteady, untrustworthy, vacillating, wavering II… …

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  • 4infirm — [in fʉrm′] adj. [ME < L infirmus] 1. not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age 2. not firm in mind or purpose; not resolute; vacillating 3. not stable, firm, or sound; frail; shaky, as a structure 4. not secure or valid [an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5Infirm — In*firm , v. t. [L. infirmare : cf. F. infirmer.] To weaken; to enfeeble. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Infirm — (v. lat.), schwach, kraftlos. Infirmiren, schwächen, entkräften, ungiltig machen. Infirmativ, schwächend, ungiltig machend. Daher Infirmität, 1) Schwäche, Unvermögen, Gebrechen; 2) Infirmitäten, Beinkleider u. Vorrichtungen, wodurch Geistliche u …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7Infirm — Infirm, lat. deutsch, schwach, krank; infirmarium, Krankenhaus od. Krankenstube; i.iren, entkräften; ungiltig machen; i.ativ, ungiltig machend; I.ität, Schwäche, Krankheit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8infirm — (adj.) late 14c., weak, unsound (of things), from L. infirmus weak, frail, feeble (figuratively superstitious, pusillanimous, inconstant ), from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + firmus (see FIRM (Cf. firm) (adj.)). Of persons, not… …

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  • 9infirm — feeble, decrepit, *weak, frail, fragile Analogous words: debilitated, disabled, crippled (see WEAKEN) Antonyms: hale Contrasted words: *strong, sturdy, stalwart, stout: *healthy, robust, sound …

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  • 10infirm — [adj] sick, weak ailing, anemic, anile, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, enfeebled, failing, faint, faltering, feeble, flimsy, fragile, frail, halting, ill, insecure, irresolute, laid low*, lame, sensile, shaky, unsound, unstable, unsubstantial,… …

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  • 11infirm — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ physically weak. ORIGIN Latin infirmus, from in not + firmus firm …

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  • 12infirm — [[t]ɪnfɜ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ADJ GRADED A person who is infirm is weak or ill, and usually old. [FORMAL] She moved with her aging, infirm husband into a retirement center. Derived words: infirmity [[t]ɪnfɜ͟ː(r)mɪti[/t]] plural N VAR In spite of his age… …

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  • 13infirm — in|firm [ınˈfə:m US ə:rm] adj 1.) weak or ill for a long time, especially because you are old ▪ Her grandmother is elderly and infirm. 2.) the infirm people who are weak or ill for a long time, especially because they are old ▪ The hotel is on a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14infirm — infirmly, adv. infirmness, n. /in ferrm /, adj. 1. feeble or weak in body or health, esp. because of age; ailing. 2. unsteadfast, faltering, or irresolute, as persons or the mind; vacillating: infirm of purpose. 3. not firm, solid, or strong: an… …

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  • 15infirm — in|firm [ ın fɜrm ] adjective weak because of old age or illness a. the infirm people who are infirm …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16infirm — adjective 1 weak or ill, especially because you are old: Her grandmother is now old and infirm. 2 the infirm all the people who are weak or ill …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17infirm — UK [ɪnˈfɜː(r)m] / US [ɪnˈfɜrm] adjective a) weak because of old age or illness b) the infirm people who are infirm …

    English dictionary

  • 18infirm — /ɪnˈfɜm / (say in ferm) adjective 1. feeble in body or health. 2. not steadfast, unfaltering, or resolute, as persons, the mind, etc.: infirm of purpose. 3. not firm, solid, or strong: an infirm support. 4. unsound or invalid, as an argument, a… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19infirm — 1. adjective a) Weak or ill, not in good health. He was infirm of body but still keen of mind, and though it looked like he couldnt walk across the room, he crushed me in debate. b) insecure; irresolute 2. verb …

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  • 20infirm — adjective how long has he been so infirm? Syn: frail, weak, feeble, debilitated, decrepit, disabled; ill, unwell, sick, sickly, indisposed, ailing See note at weak Ant: healthy …

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