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INFIRM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infirm mean? 

INFIRM (adjective)
  The adjective INFIRM has 2 senses:

1. lacking physical strength or vitality
2. lacking firmness of will or character or purpose

  Familiarity information: INFIRM used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFIRM (adjective)


Sense 1infirm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking physical strength or vitality

Synonyms:

debile; infirm; sapless; weakly; decrepit; feeble; rickety; weak

Context examples:

a feeble old woman / her body looked sapless

Similar:

frail (physically weak)


Sense 2infirm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking firmness of will or character or purpose

Context example:

infirm of purpose; give me the daggers

Similar:

irresolute (uncertain how to act or proceed)


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