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.

'T is the infirmity of his age. Shak.

2.

A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.

Will you be cured of your infirmity ? Shak.

A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. Shak.

The house has also its infirmities. Evelyn.

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

 

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