noun, plural frail·ties for 3.
- fragrant sumac,
- frailty, thy name is woman!,
- fraise du bois,
Origin of frailty
Examples from the Web for frailty
For many seniors, driving represents the difference between isolation and the frailty spiral.
“This can then lead to inactivity, which can lead to frailty, then to ill health,” she says.
These Republicans still frighten voters with visions of an old age in poverty and frailty.
We know too much now about the hollowness of institutions and the frailty of their leaders.
This is one of those forms of common speech, that proves the frailty and the presumption of poor mortal at the same time.Clarissa, Volume 7|Samuel Richardson
Once upon a time there was a peer who knew the frailty of unennobled man.
Her frailty, which one can see is caused by consumption in its early stages, makes her beauty the more appealing to Rudolph.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
In the spirit of this anecdote we should expect an archbishop to be as orthodox as the frailty of human nature will allow.Arrows of Freethought|George W. Foote
The first multiplieth endeavour, the second preventeth error, and the third supplieth the frailty of man.The Advancement of Learning|Francis Bacon
noun plural -ties
mid-14c., from Old French fraileté "frailty, weakness," from Latin fragilitatem (nominative fragilitas), from fragilis "fragile" (see fragility). Related: Frailties.