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Infirmities

Infirmity

Origin: L. Infirmitas: cf. F. Infirmite. See infirm.

1. The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; especially, an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind. 'T is the infirmity of his age. (Shak)

2. A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect. Will you be cured of your infirmity ? (Shak) A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. (Shak) The house has also its infirmities. (Evelyn)

Synonym: debility, imbecility, weakness, feebleness, failing, foible, defect, disease, malady. See debility.


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