Ailing and Infirm


Ailing adjective - Chronically or repeatedly suffering from poor health.
Usage example: when his ailing wife had to go to a nursing home, he visited her every day

Infirm is a synonym for ailing in ill topic. In some cases you can use "Infirm" instead an adjective "Ailing", when it comes to topics like feeble. popular alternative

Nearby Words: ailment, ailed


Infirm adjective - Lacking bodily strength.

Ailing is a synonym for infirm in feeble topic. You can use "Ailing" instead an adjective "Infirm", if it concerns topics such as sick, ill, frail. popular alternative

Nearby Word: infirmity
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