Definition of infirmity
- one of the besetting infirmities of living creatures is egotism
- —A. J. Toynbee
In recent years she has had to reduce her schedule because of age and infirmity.
the infirmities of old age
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: the quality or state of being weak or ill especially because of old age
: a disease or illness that usually lasts for a long time
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