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Definitions for frailty
ˈfreɪl ti, ˈfreɪ əl-frailty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianismnoun

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

  2. frailty, vicenoun

    moral weakness


  1. frailtynoun

    The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liability to be deceived or seduced.

  2. frailtynoun

    A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frailtynoun

    Etymology: from frail.

    Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on his wife’s frailty, yet I cannot put off my opinion so easily. William Shakespeare.

    Nor should’st thou have trusted that to woman’s frailty:
    Ere I to thee, thou to thyself wast cruel. John Milton, Agonistes.

    God knows our frailty, pities our weakness, and requires of us no more than we are able to do. John Locke.

    Love did his reason blind,
    And love’s the noblest frailty of the mind. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.

    Kind wits will those light faults excuse;
    Those are the common frailties of the muse. Dryden.

    Death, only death, can break the lasting chain;
    And here, ev’n then, shall my cold dust remain;
    Here all its frailties, all its flames resign,
    And wait, ’till ’tis no sin to mix with thine. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frailtyadjective

    the condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally, frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced

  2. Frailtyadjective

    a fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity


  1. Frailty

    Frailty is a 2001 American-German-Italian psychological horror film, directed by and starring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. This film is the directorial debut for Paxton. The plot focuses on the strange relationship between two young boys and their fanatically religious father, who believes that he has been commanded by God to kill demons.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frailty in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frailty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of frailty in a Sentence

  1. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser:

    Inflammation is more and more being seen as associated with a whole host of things you don’t want — cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, frailty, and functional decline.

  2. Oussama Wazni:

    Patients and their family members should have realistic expectations - especially in this group of patients that have frailty and dementia, we want to make sure the family members and the patient understand we only recommend a procedure when the benefit is more than the risk in all instances.

  3. Stacey Abrams:

    For me it was déjà vu. I am very aware of the frailty and the fallacy of the notion of acts of democracy in Georgia, we watched the secretary of state in 2018 set up a system of voter suppression and we watched the current secretary of state continue the same work. The reality is this was a mix of incompetence, malfeasance. It was a deliberate indifference to voters and it's a solvable problem.

  4. Daniel Stadler:

    It's hard to be 95 and not have some degree of frailty, it wasn't years between hospitalizations, but just months.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 2:

    Frailty, thy name is woman!

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