infirmity

  • 1infirmity — index defect, deficiency, disability (physical inability), disadvantage, disease, disorder (abnormal condition), fault (weakness) …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Infirmity — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3infirmity — late 14c., disease, sickness; lack of capability, weakness, from L. infirmitatem (nom. infirmitas) want of strength, weakness, feebleness, noun of quality from infirmus (see INFIRM (Cf. infirm)). Cf. M.Fr. infirmité, O.Fr. enfermete …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4infirmity — [n] weakness, sickness affliction, ailing, ailment, confinement, debilitation, debility, decay, decrepitude, defect, deficiency, disease, diseasedness, disorder, failing, fault, feebleness, flu, frailty, ill health, imperfection, indisposition,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5infirmity — ► NOUN (pl. infirmities) ▪ physical or mental weakness …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6infirmity — [in fʉr′ mə tē] n. [ME infirmite < L infirmitas] 1. the quality or state of being infirm; feebleness; weakness 2. pl. infirmities an instance of this; specif., a) a physical weakness or defect; frailty or ailment, as from old age b) a moral… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7infirmity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ mental, physical PHRASES ▪ age and infirmity (literary, esp. BrE) ▪ those incapable of supporting themselves by reason of age and infirmity …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8infirmity — UK [ɪnˈfɜː(r)mətɪ] / US [ɪnˈfɜrmətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms infirmity : singular infirmity plural infirmities formal bad health caused by old age or illness …

    English dictionary

  • 9infirmity — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, abulia, acute disease, advanced age, advanced years, affection, affliction, age of retirement, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, an incurable disease, anility, atrophy, bacterial disease, bad habit,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10infirmity — noun (C, U) bad health or a particular illness: She blamed her infirmity on the damp climate …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11infirmity — noun the family would never openly discuss Aunt Erma s infirmity Syn: illness, malady, ailment, disease, disorder, sickness, affliction, complaint, indisposition, frailty, weakness; disability, impairment …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12infirmity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of being infirm b. the condition of being feeble ; frailty 2. disease, malady 3. a personal failing ; foible < one of the …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13infirmity — /in ferr mi tee/, n., pl. infirmities for 1, 3. 1. a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age. 2. quality or state of being infirm; lack of strength. 3. a moral weakness or failing. [1325 75; ME infirmite < L infirmitas. See INFIRM,&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 14infirmity — noun feebleness and frailty, especially due to old age. See Also: infirm …

    Wiktionary

  • 15infirmity — A weakness; an abnormal, more or less disabling, condition of mind or body. [see infirm] * * * in·fir·mi·ty in fər mət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being infirm esp an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitat …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16infirmity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fault; feebleness, weakness; illness, disease. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Weakness] Syn. frailty, deficiency, debility, feebleness; see frailty 1 , weakness 1 . 2. [Illness] Syn. sickness, ailment, ailing …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17infirmity — in|fir|mi|ty [ınˈfə:mıti US ə:r ] n plural infirmities [U and C] formal bad health or a particular illness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18infirmity — in|fir|mi|ty [ ın fɜrməti ] noun count or uncount FORMAL bad health caused by old age or illness …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19infirmity — in fir·mi·ty || ɪn fÉœrmÉ™tɪ / fɜːr n. sickness, illness; physical weakness, frailty; lack of moral strength …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20infirmity — noun (plural infirmities) physical or mental weakness …

    English new terms dictionary