Infirm



[in-furm] /ɪnˈfɜrm/

adjective
1.
feeble or weak in body or health, especially because of age; ailing.
2.
unsteadfast, faltering, or irresolute, as persons or the mind; vacillating:
infirm of purpose.
3.
not firm, solid, or strong:
an infirm support.
4.
unsound or invalid, as an argument or a property title.
verb (used with object)
5.
to invalidate.
/ɪnˈfɜːm/
adjective
1.

2.
lacking moral certainty; indecisive or irresolute
3.
not stable, sound, or secure: an infirm structure, an infirm claim
4.
(law) (of a law, custom, etc) lacking legal force; invalid
adj.

late 14c., “weak, unsound” (of things), from Latin infirmus “weak, frail, feeble” (figuratively “superstitious, pusillanimous, inconstant”), from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + firmus (see firm (adj.)). Of persons, “not strong, unhealthy,” first recorded c.1600. As a noun from 1711.

infirm in·firm (ĭn-fûrm’)
adj.
Weak in body, especially from old age or disease; feeble.

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