What is another word for invalidism?

Pronunciation: [ɪnvˈalɪdˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Invalidism refers to the state of being constantly ill or disabled. There are several synonyms for invalidism, including infirmity, disability, ailment, incapacity, and illness. These words all describe the physical or mental challenges that someone may face when dealing with a chronic condition. Another synonym for invalidism is bedridden, which describes someone who is confined to bed due to their illness or disability. Other words that are similar to invalidism include debility, frailty, and weakness. While these words may have slightly different connotations, they all describe a similar state of physical or mental limitation.

What are the hypernyms for Invalidism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Invalidism?

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Usage examples for Invalidism

Invalids forget their limitations under stress of some great excitement or some intense desire for pleasures incompatible with invalidism.
"Civics and Health"
William H. Allen
Although he was dressed for dinner, there was that about him which suggested invalidism.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Mrs. Randall had never been very strong, and of late she had become something of an invalid, as invalidism goes in the country, where women are constantly ailing without any visible neglect of duty.
"Stories of the Foot-hills"
Margaret Collier Graham

Famous quotes with Invalidism

  • In his discussion on slavery Aristotle said that when the shuttle wove by itself and the plectrum played by itself chief workmen would not need helpers nor masters slaves. At the time he wrote, he believed that he was establishing the eternal validity of slavery; but for us today he was in reality justifying the existence of the machine. Work, it is true, is the constant form of man's interaction with his environment, if by work one means the sum total of exertions necessary to maintain life; and the lack of work usually means an impairment of function and a breakdown in organic relationship that leads to substitute forms of work, such as invalidism and neurosis. But work in the form of unwilling drudgery or of that sedentary routine which... the Athenians so properly despised—work in these forms is the true province of machines. Instead of reducing human beings to work-mechanisms, we can now transfer the main part of burden to automatic machines. This potentially... is perhaps the largest justification of the mechanical developments of the last thousand years.
    Aristotle

Related words: invalid, invalidity, disabled

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