frailty

[ freyl-tee, frey-uhl- ]
/ ˈfreɪl ti, ˈfreɪ əl- /

noun, plural frail·ties for 3.

the quality or state of being frail.
moral weakness; liability to yield to temptation.
a fault resulting from moral weakness: frailties of the human flesh.

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Origin of frailty

1300–50; Middle English frailte, frelete < Old French frailete < Latin fragilitāt- (stem of fragilitās). See frail1, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM frailty

o·ver·frail·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frailty

frailty
/ (ˈfreɪltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

physical or moral weakness
(often plural) a fault symptomatic of moral weakness
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