Synonyms for infirmity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-fur-mi-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti

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Définition of infirmity

Origin :
  • late 14c., "disease, sickness; lack of capability, weakness," from Latin infirmitatem (nominative infirmitas) "want of strength, weakness, feebleness," noun of quality from infirmus (see infirm). Cf. Middle French infirmité, Old French enfermete.
  • noun weakness, sickness
Example sentences :
  • Your parents are now declining fast under the weight of years and infirmity.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • I have dropped off every physical burden and infirmity I had, and I am in the pink of condition.
  • Extract from : « The Old Game » by Samuel G. Blythe
  • Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The Princess was not sure of “infirmity,” but it sounded well.
  • Extract from : « The Very Small Person » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • To tell her of all this, though he must needs do it for her safety, was like reproaching her with her infirmity.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • His step, once quick and sure, despite his infirmity, was now less certain.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • Yet that is the infirmity of the seneschals, who do not know their sovereign when he appears.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • He viewed with a comfortable tolerance this infirmity of theirs.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • Excuse my infirmity, but there are some feelings that one never can throw off.
  • Extract from : « The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals » by Ann S. Stephens
  • Just pretend not to notice, as he would pretend not to notice any infirmity or vanity of yours.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes

Antonyms for infirmity

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