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Synonyms for infirm
ɪnˈfɜrmin·firm

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Wiktionary

  1. infirmverb

    Antonyms:
    confirm

  2. infirmverb

    Weak or ill, not in good health.

    He was infirm of body but still keen of mind, and though it looked like he couldn't walk across the room, he crushed me in debate.

    Antonyms:
    confirm

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infirm

    Synonyms:
    weak, decrepit, lame, inforcible, unsound, failing, irresolute, feeble, enfeebled

    Antonyms:
    firm, strong, sure, cogent, forcible, sound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklyadjective

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

    Synonyms:
    weak, watery, unaccented, washy, shaky, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, lame, rachitic, nerveless, run-down, wonky, imperfect, creaky, faint, frail, decrepit, light, fallible, flea-bitten, wobbly, feeble, derelict, sapless

    Antonyms:
    resolute, robust

  2. infirmadjective

    lacking firmness of will or character or purpose

    "infirm of purpose; give me the daggers" - Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    sapless, weakly, debile, weak, feeble, rickety, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    robust, resolute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infirmadjective

    Synonyms:
    weak (from age), feeble, enfeebled, decrepit, imbecile, not strong

  2. infirmadjective

    Synonyms:
    irresolute, vacillating, wavering, faltering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "infirm":

    cripple, deficient, sick, ill

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How to use infirm in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    Grant health to the infirm and inspire all men and women of good will to seek the best ways possible to overcome the current health crisis and its effects.

  2. Norman Fried:

    There is a greater need for strict and stringent bans of public events that total more than 1,000 persons. Businesses large and small must ease the rules governing compensation for American workers who take time off for sick days, elderly and infirm in America need to be attended to more vigilantly, aggressively and carefully before young members the population are attended to.

  3. Former President Obama:

    I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful … but it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm and those who often have no access to the corridors of power, i hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what is politically expedient, but doing what they believe deep in their hearts is right.


Translations for infirm

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  • enfermizo, inseguro, endebleSpanish
  • infirmer, infirmeFrench
  • infirm, infirmă, instabilRomanian
  • немощный, неустойчивыйRussian

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