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frailty

Syllabification: frail·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈfrā(ə)ltē
 
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Definition of frailty in English:

noun (plural frailties)

1The condition of being weak and delicate: the increasing frailty of old age
More example sentences
  • This gradual loss has been tied to protein deficiency, lack of exercise, and increased frailty among the elderly.
  • Despite her age and increasing frailty she was out on the streets last year in her wheelchair, raising more than £50.
  • That ageing is an independent contributor is not surprising, because frailty increases with age, raising the risk of falls and failure of other organ systems.
Synonyms
fragility, delicacy;
ill health, sickliness
1.1Weakness in character or morals: all drama begins with human frailty you’re too self-righteous to see your own frailties
More example sentences
  • Its characters offer human frailties, weaknesses and moral dilemmas that draw us in.
  • And it reveals the character's human frailties, without justifying or condemning his actions.
  • It's the foibles and frailties of the characters we love the most.
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Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'weakness in morals'): from Old French frailete, from Latin fragilitas, from fragilis (see fragile).

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