Definition of Infirm

1. Adjective. Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality. "Her body looked sapless"

Exact synonyms: Debile, Decrepit, Feeble, Rickety, Sapless, Weak, Weakly
Similar to: Frail
Derivative terms: Debility, Feebleness, Infirmity, Weakness



2. Adjective. Lacking firmness of will or character or purpose. "Infirm of purpose; give me the daggers"
Similar to: Irresolute

Definition of Infirm

1. a. Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an infirm constitution.

2. v. t. To weaken; to enfeeble.

Definition of Infirm

1. Adjective. Weak or ill, not in good health. ¹

2. Adjective. insecure; irresolute ¹

3. Adjective. frail; unstable ¹

4. Verb. To contradict, to provide proof that something is not. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infirm

1. to weaken or destroy the validity of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Infirm

1. Weak or feeble because of old age or disease. Origin: L. In-firmus, fr. In-neg. + firmus, strong (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infirm

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infinity
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infirm (current term)
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Literary usage of Infirm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1911)
"LIFE IN A HOME FOR THE AGED AND infirm DEAF. BY A BLIND-DEAF RESIDENT. THE number of resident beneficiaries in the Gallaudet Home for Aged and infirm ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"956 (infirm passenger wrongfully ejected on cold wet day contracted rheumatism which permanently settled in the stump of his leg; also loss of earning ..."

3. The New Dictionary of Statistics: A Complement to the Fourth Edition of by Augustus Duncan Webb (1911)
"FRANCE The numbers of blind, and deaf and dumb persons in France, as enumerated at the census of 1901, are given as [9] ••— Numbers at Census of 1901 infirm ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... I should not have named myself, but that I would rather perish in endeavouring to save this government, than perish with it, which (as infirm as I am) I ..."

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