Definition of Frailty

1. Noun. The state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age).

Exact synonyms: Debility, Feebleness, Frailness, Infirmity, Valetudinarianism
Generic synonyms: Softness, Unfitness
Specialized synonyms: Asthenia, Astheny, Cachexia, Cachexy, Wasting
Derivative terms: Debile, Debilitate, Feeble, Feeble, Frail, Infirm



2. Noun. Moral weakness.
Exact synonyms: Vice
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness

Definition of Frailty

1. n. The condition or quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced.

Definition of Frailty

1. Noun. The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liability to be deceived or seduced. ¹

2. Noun. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frailty

1. a weakness of character [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Frailty

1. Origin: OE. Frelete, freilte, OF. Frailete, fr. L. Fragilitas. See Frail, and cf. Fragility. 1. The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally, frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced. "God knows our frailty, [and] pities our weakness." (Locke) 2. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity. Synonym: Frailness, fragility, imperfection, failing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frailty

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frailty (current term)
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Literary usage of Frailty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"We know that it has been said, "frailty, thy name is woman." With all our exalted conceptions of the perfection of female character, who is not compelled to ..."

2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1826)
"Human frailty.\-' WEAK and irresolute is man ; The purpose of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan, •?;. •To-morrow rends away. The bow well bent, ..."

3. The Monthly Miscellany by Cazneau Palfrey, Ezra S Gannett (1842)
"NATURE furnishes many emblems of human frailty. And there are times when these almost force themselves upon our notice. The present is one of them. ..."

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