infirm infirm  /ɪn ˈfɜrm/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
  2. (adj) lacking firmness of will or character or purpose

Usage(s):

  1. Crumpler was born in 1831 and raised by an aunt who spent much of her time caring for infirm neighbors.
  2. You will be old, infirm and, inevitably at some point, near death.
  3. If the Russian political establishment ever concludes that the President is too infirm to remain in office, Berezovsky will be intimately involved in that decision.

News

  1. The Moral Code of Physicians

    Physicians attempt to abide by the Hippocratic oath, which has existed in various forms since ancient times. The modern version states , in part: “I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.” (Emphasis added.) The classical version states : “Whatever houses I may visit, I will come ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. St.Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for June 14, 2013. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 87 complaints over the past 24 hours. Glenda S. Andrus, age 51, 390 Pavy Rd., Opelousas, LA, unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling, simple battery of the infirm. Brittany Dugas, age 22, 462 Pavy Rd., Opelousas, LA, simple battery of the infirm, unauthorized ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

Quotes

  1. "The company is concerned about its creditors, but I am concerned about the patients," Rell said in a statement. "Our overarching goal has always and only been to ensure the health and welfare of the elderly and infirm people cared for in...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Jodi Rell Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "He did not appear to be as infirm as news accounts portrayed him. For 76 years-old, he looked to be in remarkably good shape," Spitzer said.
    on Jan 17, 2006 By: Todd Spitzer Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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