Infirmity

In*firm"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Infirmities (#).
[L. infirmitas : cf. F. infirmite. See Infirm, a.] 1. The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind.
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'T is the infirmity of his age.
Shak.
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2. A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.
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Will you be cured of your infirmity ?
Shak.
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A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.
Shak.
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The house has also its infirmities.
Evelyn.

Syn. -- Debility; imbecility; weakness; feebleness; failing; foible; defect; disease; malady. See Debility.
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