- the state or quality of being infirm
- physical weakness or debility; frailty
- a moral flaw or failing
Example Sentences Including 'infirmity'
Both my parents have made plans for any care they might need should infirmity strike (as have I).
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Despite his hoarseness Sunday, the pope appeared in reasonably good form, given his age and infirmity due to a long battle with Parkinson's.
However, many parents `do themselves through humane frailty and infirmity sometimes fail in the performance of this duty ', he noted.
THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)
Physical or psychological infirmity may, but need not be, a barrier to a successful political career.
Irish Times (2002)
Then the failure can be pinned to him and to his project, not to any infirmity of the people's purpose.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Unfortunately, Withington's not the stuff that heroes are made of and seems not to have improved with age and increasing infirmity.
Something in the Water
Vajpayee, however, can beguile one into complacency with a disarming smile, poetic eloquence and apparent physical infirmity.
India Today (2002)
`Did the post-mortem on Leonard Pearson reveal any infirmity or disability?
The Book Lady
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