Failing vs Infirmity - What's the difference?

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Failing is a related term of infirmity.


As nouns the difference between failing and infirmity

is that failing is weakness; defect while infirmity is feebleness, frailty or ailment, especially due to old age.

As a verb failing

is .

As a preposition failing

is if the preferred or prior option is not possible.

failing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • weakness; defect
  • His worst failing is his temper.

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • if the preferred or prior option is not possible
  • A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.

    infirmity

    English

    Noun

    (infirmities)
  • feebleness, frailty or ailment, especially due to old age.
  • a moral weakness or defect