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Synonyms for infirmity
ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianism(noun)

    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

    Synonyms:
    debility, feebleness, valetudinarianism, vice, tenuity, frailty, frailness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infirmity

    Disease is the general term for any deviation from health; in a more limited sense it denotes some definite morbid condition; disorder and affection are rather partial and limited; as, a nervous affection; a disorder of the digestive system. Sickness was generally used in English speech and literature, till the close of the eighteenth century at least, for every form of physical disorder, as abundantly appears in the English Bible: "Jesus went about ... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people," Matt. iv, 23; "Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died," 2 Kings xiii, 14. There is now, in England, a tendency to restrict the words sick and sickness to nausea, or "sickness at the stomach," and to hold ill and illness as the only proper words to use in a general sense. This distinction has received but a very limited acceptance in the United States, where sick and sickness have the earlier and wider usage. We speak of trifling ailments, a slight indisposition, a serious or a deadly disease; a slight or severe illness; a painful sickness. Complaint is a popular term, which may be applied to any degree of ill health, slight or severe. Infirmity denotes a chronic or lingering weakness or disability, as blindness or lameness.

    Synonyms:
    affection, ailment, complaint, disease, disorder, distemper, illness, indisposition, malady, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness

    Antonyms:
    health, robustness, soundness, strength, sturdiness, vigor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. infirmity

    Synonyms:
    weakness, decrepitude, unsoundness

    Antonyms:
    strength, vigor, healthfulness, soundness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. infirmity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    weakness (from age), feebleness, debility, imbecility

  2. infirmity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    foible, fault, failing, defect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. infirmity(n)

    Synonyms:
    weakness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disability, affliction, impairment, invalidity

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2474vice
#3459disability
#4888complaint
#5235illness
#5268disorder
#10957weakness
#10997impairment
#13000sickness
#15988affection
#37535affliction
#48500invalidity
#50896ailment
#60970frailty
#65670malady
#72653infirmity
#79014distemper
#125968debility
#181826feebleness
#204672indisposition
#255746decrepitude
#280703unsoundness

How to use infirmity in a sentence?

  1. John Quincy Adams:

    Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.

  2. Jose Biller:

    We are always talking about sickness and infirmity and we don't emphasize health, as a country we spend more on healthcare than anyone else but we don't pay attention to prevention. Many problems can be solved by very basic measures, and as this study shows, that includes taking care of the spirit.

  3. Anoop Misra:

    Metformin could be especially useful in people who are unable to follow diet and exercise strictly, who are obese, have polycystic ovarian disease, or can not walk or exercise due to physical infirmity, it is a low cost drug, and could be useful in underprivileged populations also.

  4. Dr. Dale E. Turner:

    It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

  5. J. M. Barrie:

    Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.


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