noun (plural debilities)[mass noun]
- Physical weakness, especially as a result of illness: most of the cases presented with general debility, muscle weakness, and weight lossMore example sentences
frailty, weakness, feebleness, enfeeblement, enervation, devitalization, lack of energy, lack of vitality, lassitude, exhaustion, weariness, tiredness, overtiredness, fatigue, prostration; incapacity, impairment, indisposition, infirmity, illness, sickness, sickliness, decrepitude, malaise• informal weedinessMedicine asthenia
- John Andrews, Minister of Finance, was born in the same year as Craig and, despite clear signs of physical debility, was to be the Prime Minister's successor.
- Age, debility, poverty and illness were often factors that led to a favorable decision.
- The symptoms were of severe general debility and vitamin deficiency.
late Middle English: from Old French debilite, from Latin debilitas, from debilis 'weak'.