Infirmity vs. Sickness

Infirmity vs. Sickness — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Infirmity and Sickness

Infirmitynoun

The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty

the infirmity brought on by the disease.

Sicknessnoun

The condition of being sick; illness.

Infirmitynoun

A bodily ailment or weakness

complained about his infirmities.

Sicknessnoun

A disease; a malady.

Infirmitynoun

Weakness of resolution or character

the infirmity inherent in human nature.

Sicknessnoun

Nausea.

Infirmitynoun

A moral failing or defect in character

the infirmities and depravities of corrupt nobles.

Sicknessnoun

A defective or unsound condition.

Infirmitynoun

feebleness, frailty or ailment, especially due to old age.

Sicknessnoun

The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness.

I do lament the sickness of the king. -William ShakespeareTrust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms. -Alexander Pope.Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life. -Jane Austen.

Infirmitynoun

a moral weakness or defect

Sicknessnoun

Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.

Infirmitynoun

the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

Sicknessnoun

(linguistics) The analogical misuse of a rarer or marked grammatical case in the place of a more common or unmarked case.

Sicknessnoun

impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

Sicknessnoun

the state that precedes vomiting