frailty


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frail·ty

 (frāl′tē)
n. pl. frail·ties
1. The condition or quality of being frail.
2. A fault, especially a moral weakness.

frailty

(ˈfreɪltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. physical or moral weakness
2. (often plural) a fault symptomatic of moral weakness

frail•ty

(ˈfreɪl ti, ˈfreɪ əl-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being frail.
2. a fault resulting from moral weakness.
[1300–50; Middle English frailte, frelete < Old French frailete < Latin fragilitās. See frail1, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frailty - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
asthenia, astheny - an abnormal loss of strength
cachexia, cachexy, wasting - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
2.frailty - moral weaknessfrailty - moral weakness      
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

frailty

noun
1. weakness, susceptibility, fallibility, peccability a triumph of will over human frailty
weakness might, strength, fortitude, robustness
2. infirmity, poor health, feebleness, puniness, frailness She died after a long period of increasing frailty.

frailty

noun
Translations
ضَعْف، وَهَن
slabostchybakřehkost
svagelighedsvaghed
gyarlóság
veikleiki; breyskleiki

frailty

[ˈfreɪltɪ] N [of person] → debilidad f; [of health] → lo delicado, fragilidad f; [of happiness] → lo efímero; [of character] → flaqueza f

frailty

[ˈfreɪlti] n
(= weakness) → faiblesse f
the frailties of human nature → les faiblesses de la nature humaine
(= poor health) → fragilité f

frailty

n
(= weakness, of person) → Gebrechlichkeit f; (of health)Zartheit f, → Anfälligkeit f
(= fragility, of structure) → Fragilität f; (of boat, aircraft)leichte Bauart; (fig, of hope) → Schwäche f; (of ego)Labilität f; frailty, thy name is womanSchwachheit, dein Name ist Weib

frailty

[ˈfreɪltɪ] n (see adj) → fragilità; (imperfection) → debolezza

frail

(freil) adjective
weak, especially in health. a frail old lady.
ˈfrailtyplural ˈfrailties noun
physical weakness or (a) moral failing. She loved him in spite of his frailties.
References in classic literature ?
There remains, then, the character between these two extremes,- -that of a man who is not eminently good and just,-yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity, but by some error or frailty.
It should come about as the result not of vice, but of some great error or frailty, in a character either such as we have described, or better rather than worse.
It may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow
much too high for a heathen), It is true greatness, to have in one the frailty of a man, and the security of a God.
what should be leaving my room, as I advanced to enter it, but--well, it's no use, resolutions are all very well, but facts are facts, especially when they're natural, and here was I face to face with the most natural little natural fact, and withal the most charming and merry-eyed, that-- well, in short, as I came to enter my room I was confronted by the roundest, ruddiest little chambermaid ever created for the trial of mortal frailty.
With the precision and definiteness customary in addressing prisoners, and which is supposed to preclude human frailty, Pierre like the others was questioned as to who he was, where he had been, with what object, and so on.
He sees through them, and all that he sees is their frailty, their meagreness, their sordidness, their pitifulness.
Jimmie thought he had a great idea of women's frailty, but he could not understand why any of his kin should be victims.
I grow timid when I am face to face with my human frailty, which ever prevents me from grasping all the factors in any problem - human, vital problems, you know.
You spoke yourself of the human frailty that prevented one from taking all the factors into consideration.
Doctors should screen every patient older than 70 for frailty, a condition that can lead to increased death rates, poor function and increased hospitalizations, said authors of an article published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
An article published in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences revealed an association between higher levels of homocysteine and a greater risk of frailty and early death in older men.