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 morally; frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced. [1913 Webster]

God knows our frailty, [and] pities our weakness. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Frailness; fragility; imperfection; failing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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