frailest
frail frail, a. [Compar. {frailer} (fr[=a]l"[~e]r); superl. {frailest}.] [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. fr[^e]le, fr. L. fragilis. See {Fragile}.] 1. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm. [1913 Webster]

That I may know how frail I am. --Ps. xxxix. 4. [1913 Webster]

An old bent man, worn and frail. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

2. Tender. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Deep indignation and compassion frail. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women. [1913 Webster]

Man is frail, and prone to evil. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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