infirmity

[in-fur-mi-tee]
noun, plural infirmities for 1, 3.
1.
a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age.
2.
quality or state of being infirm; lack of strength.
3.
a moral weakness or failing.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English infirmite < Latin infirmitās. See infirm, -ity

superinfirmity, noun, plural superinfirmities.


3. flaw, defect, fault.
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infirmity (ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being infirm
2.  physical weakness or debility; frailty
3.  a moral flaw or failing

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infirmity in·fir·mi·ty (ĭn-fûr'mĭ-tē)
n.

  1. A bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age.

  2. A condition or disease producing weakness.

  3. A failing or defect in a person's character.

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Example sentences
These aren't necessarily euphemisms for age and infirmity.
That's the problem: modern medicine gives us better lives now but condemns
  future generations to genetic infirmity.
Other suspected war criminals have died before the cases could proceed, or have
  not been tried because of infirmity.
Government itself is but a recognition of human infirmity.
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