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frailty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frailty  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frailty 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  weak  in  health  or  body  (especially  from 
  old  age)  [syn:  {infirmity},  {debility},  {feebleness},  {frailness}] 
  2:  moral  weakness  [syn:  {vice}] 




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