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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.
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frailty

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

noun
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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
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frailty

[ˈfreɪlti] n
(= weakness) → faiblesse f
the frailties of human nature → les faiblesses de la nature humaine
(= poor health) → fragilité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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frailty

[ˈfreɪltɪ] n (see adj) → fragilità; (imperfection) → debolezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Well may we hesitate to condemn the frailties of our fellow-creatures, for the one unanswerable reason that we can never feel sure how soon similar temptations may not lead us to be guilty of the same frailties ourselves.
"Ought a woman to disclose her frailties earlier than the wedding day?
The basis of matrimonial bliss is secure, and all thy little defects and frailties are forgiven.
They had overcome their natural sympathy with human frailties and affections.
"It is difficult, my children," observed Grandfather, "to make you understand such a character as Cotton Mather's, in whom there was so much good, and yet so many failings and frailties. Undoubtedly he was a pious man.
He left you feeling intimate with him but by no means familiar; with all his frailties, and with all those freedoms he permitted himself with the lives of his contemporaries, he is to me a figure of delicate dignity, and winning kindness.
Vanity--of all human frailties the longest-lived--still held its firmly-rooted place in this woman's nature; superior to torment of conscience, unassailable by terror of death!
Let me give you an instance of it," she continued, with a shameless relish of the memory of her own frailties. "I have been a drinker, in my time.
For I have always borne that laudable partiality to my own country, which Dionysius Halicarnassensis, with so much justice, recommends to an historian: I would hide the frailties and deformities of my political mother, and place her virtues and beauties in the most advantageous light.
Yes, even war heroes are human and can have personal frailties, such as seeking revenge.