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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.

Usage examples (34)
  • Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.
  • If the Lord now calls me to a period of weakness, I know well that his power can be made perfect in infirmity.
  • This passion, as it is a sign of infirmity, which is dishonour; so also it is a sign of knowledge, which is honour.
  • My infirmity was the principal cause which prevented me from mixing in polite companies, and enjoying the conversation of the fair. for more
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