frailness
frailness frail"ness, n. Frailty. [1913 Webster]

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  • frailness — frail ► ADJECTIVE 1) weak and delicate. 2) easily damaged or broken. DERIVATIVES frailly adverb frailness noun. ORIGIN Old French fraile, from Latin fragilis fragile …   English terms dictionary

  • frailness — noun see frail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frailness — See frailly. * * * …   Universalium

  • frailness — noun The state of being frail; frailty; weakness …   Wiktionary

  • frailness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being infirm or physically weak: debility, decrepitude, delicacy, delicateness, feebleness, flimsiness, fragileness, fragility, frailty, infirmity, insubstantiality, puniness, unsoundness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • frailness — n. delicateness, fragileness; flimsiness; weakness; weakness of character or constitution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frailness — frail·ness …   English syllables

  • frailness — noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age) • Syn: ↑infirmity, ↑frailty, ↑debility, ↑feebleness, ↑valetudinarianism • Derivationally related forms: ↑frail, ↑feeble ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • frailties — frailty frail ty (fr[=a]l t[y^]), n.; pl. {frailties} (fr[=a]l t[i^]z). [OE. frelete, freilte, OF. frailet[ e], fr. L. fragilitas. See {Frail}, a., and cf. {Fragility}.] 1. The condition or quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frailty — frail ty (fr[=a]l t[y^]), n.; pl. {frailties} (fr[=a]l t[i^]z). [OE. frelete, freilte, OF. frailet[ e], fr. L. fragilitas. See {Frail}, a., and cf. {Fragility}.] 1. The condition or quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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