Infirm vs Deformed - What's the difference?

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Infirm is a related term of deformed.


As adjectives the difference between infirm and deformed

is that infirm is weak or ill, not in good health while deformed is unusual of shape; misshapen.

As verbs the difference between infirm and deformed

is that infirm is to contradict, to provide proof that something is not while deformed is (deform).

infirm

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Weak or ill, not in good health.
  • He was infirm of body but still keen of mind, and though it looked like he couldn't walk across the room, he crushed me in debate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A poor, infirm , weak, and despised old man.
  • Irresolute; weak of mind or will.
  • * Burke
  • An infirm judgment.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Infirm of purpose!
  • Fail; unstable; insecure.
  • * South
  • He who fixes on false principles treads on infirm ground.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To contradict, to provide proof that something is not.
  • The thought is that you see an episode of observation, experiment, or reasoning as confirming or infirming a hypothesis depending on whether your probability for it increases or decreases during the episode.

    Antonyms

    * (l)

    deformed

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unusual of shape; misshapen.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (deform)