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Meaning of FRAILTY

Pronunciation:  'freyltee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  moral weakness
  2. [n]  the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
 

FRAILTY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: debility, feebleness, frailness, infirmity, vice
 
 See Also: asthenia, astheny, bad condition, cachexia, cachexy, evil, evilness, poor shape, unfitness, wasting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Frail"ty\, n.; pl. {Frailties}. [OE. frelete, freilte,
OF. frailet['e], fr. L. fragilitas. See {Frail}, a., 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.

Syn: Frailness; fragility; imperfection; failing.

 
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