Examples of infirm in a Sentence
The clinic provides free care for elderly and infirm people who lack health insurance.
the elderly and infirm have to be especially careful during the winter months
Recent Examples of infirm from the Web
Here's her full response: Care work (for children, infirm, elderly) is necessary for human flourishing & has been traditionally performed by women for free, which contributes to women's lesser financial & politics power.
By sticking to Patti’s second-best status, and the deferred dreams of her slatternly mother, Barb (Bridget Everett), and her widowed, infirm grandmother, Nana (Cathy Moriarty), Jasper shows his condescension toward their toughness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the care of elderly and infirm missionaries, and sent to the rector at the Divine Word Residence, 1901 Waukegan Road, P.O. Box 6000, Techny, IL 60082-6000.
The dogs listen attentively as children read to them, lay a head on the shoulder of the infirm and ease the tension in a room full of anxious family members.
But many Medicaid beneficiaries are elderly and infirm individuals living in nursing homes.
Making plans now for sheltering any infirm friends or relatives.
But does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm.
Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton should be ashamed of themselves for their careless and reckless votes jeopardizing low-income, elderly and infirm people.
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Origin and Etymology of infirm
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsasthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, weak, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpy
Antonymsmighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong
Related Wordschallenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yielding
Near Antonymsable-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperating
Synonym Discussion of infirm
- felt weak after the surgery
- a feeble attempt to walk
- a frail teenager unable to enjoy sports
- a reclusive poet too fragile for the rigors of this world
- infirm residents requiring constant care
- the dowager's decrepit retainers
INFIRM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infirm for English Language Learners
: having a condition of weakness or illness that usually lasts for a long time and is caused especially by old age
INFIRM Defined for Kids
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