infirm
I (irresolute) adjective changeable, easily led, faint-hearted, faltering, fickle, inconstant, indecisive insecure, pliable, precarious, undecided, undetermined, unreliable, unresolved, unstable, unsteady, untrustworthy, vacillating, wavering II (weak) adjective ailing, debilitated, defective, deteriorated, enfeebled, failing, feeble, flimsy, fragile, frail, frangible, helpless, imperfect, impotent, insecure, insubstantial, languid, nonsubstantial, powerless, sickly, unsound, wasted, weakened, withered, worn III index defective, imperfect, insecure, insubstantial, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), powerless, precarious, unsound (not strong)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


infirm
adj.
Weak; sickly.

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  • infirm — INFÍRM, Ă, infirmi, e, adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care are o infirmitate; schilod, neputincios, invalid, beteag. – Din fr. infirme, lat. infirmus. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Infirm ≠ valid, întreg, teafăr Trimis de siveco, 03 …   Dicționar Român

  • Infirm — In*firm ([i^]n*f[ e]rm ), a. [L. infirmus: cf. F. infirme. See {In } not, and {Firm}, a.] 1. Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an infirm constitution. [1913 Webster] A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infirm — [in fʉrm′] adj. [ME < L infirmus] 1. not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age 2. not firm in mind or purpose; not resolute; vacillating 3. not stable, firm, or sound; frail; shaky, as a structure 4. not secure or valid [an… …   English World dictionary

  • Infirm — In*firm , v. t. [L. infirmare : cf. F. infirmer.] To weaken; to enfeeble. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infirm — (v. lat.), schwach, kraftlos. Infirmiren, schwächen, entkräften, ungiltig machen. Infirmativ, schwächend, ungiltig machend. Daher Infirmität, 1) Schwäche, Unvermögen, Gebrechen; 2) Infirmitäten, Beinkleider u. Vorrichtungen, wodurch Geistliche u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Infirm — Infirm, lat. deutsch, schwach, krank; infirmarium, Krankenhaus od. Krankenstube; i.iren, entkräften; ungiltig machen; i.ativ, ungiltig machend; I.ität, Schwäche, Krankheit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • infirm — (adj.) late 14c., weak, unsound (of things), from L. infirmus weak, frail, feeble (figuratively superstitious, pusillanimous, inconstant ), from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + firmus (see FIRM (Cf. firm) (adj.)). Of persons, not… …   Etymology dictionary

  • infirm — feeble, decrepit, *weak, frail, fragile Analogous words: debilitated, disabled, crippled (see WEAKEN) Antonyms: hale Contrasted words: *strong, sturdy, stalwart, stout: *healthy, robust, sound …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • infirm — [adj] sick, weak ailing, anemic, anile, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, enfeebled, failing, faint, faltering, feeble, flimsy, fragile, frail, halting, ill, insecure, irresolute, laid low*, lame, sensile, shaky, unsound, unstable, unsubstantial,… …   New thesaurus

  • infirm — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ physically weak. ORIGIN Latin infirmus, from in not + firmus firm …   English terms dictionary

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