Definitions for frailness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frail*freɪl(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. having delicate health.

  2. easily broken or destroyed.

  3. morally weak.

* Syn: frail , brittle , fragile imply a delicacy or weakness of substance or construction. frail applies particularly to health and immaterial things: a frail constitution; frail hopes.brittle implies a hard material that snaps or breaks to pieces easily: brittle as glass.fragile implies that the object must be handled carefully to avoid breakage or damage: fragile bric-a-brac.

Origin of frail:

1300–50; ME < OF < L fragilisfragile

frail′ness(n.)

frailfreɪl(n.)

  1. a basket made of rushes and used esp. for dried fruits.

Origin of frail:

1300–50; ME frayel, fraelle < OF frayel, of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianism(noun)

    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

Wiktionary

  1. frailness(Noun)

    The state of being frail; frailty; weakness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frailness(noun)

    frailty

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