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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Challenging some ideas of positive psychology, the authors explore how people can thrive in the face of frailty, suffering, and vice, and argue that an approach to flourishing must incorporate ordinary human frailties and limitations that are unavoidable and central to living, and that flourishing includes all of life, including dependency, weakness, and suffering, in addition to seeking positive experiences.
Often abstract in conception and boldly visual in execution, McMorris's poems sketch out idealized spaces where words reign over human frailties.
latest club to punish the Reds' frailties in midweek and the boss expects better Real Madrid became the latest club to punish the Reds' frailties in midweek and the boss expects better against Hull City at Anfield tomorrow.