Definition of infirmity:
ill, unsubstantiality, foible, better, shortcoming, health, vice, puniness, fault, distemper, help, delicateness, strong, delicacy, unsoundness, weakliness, ailing, failing, insubstantiality, confinement, fragileness, weak point, valetudinarianism, tenuity, affliction.
disease (part of speech: noun)
irresolution (part of speech: noun)
- weakness (part of speech: noun)
- feebleness (part of speech: noun)
Although he had far exceeded the ordinary span of life- he was born, I believe, in the last century- he showed few signs of physical, and none of mental infirmity; and his sudden and painless decease was quite unexpected.- "Archibald Malmaison", Julian Hawthorne.
Sir, I am vex'd; Bear with my weakness; my old brain is troubled: Be not disturb'd with my infirmity: If you be pleased, retire into my cell, And there repose: a turn or two I'll walk, To still my beating mind.- "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
- "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.