frailty

frailty
/frayl"tee, fray"euhl-/, n., pl. frailties for 3.
1. the quality or state of being frail.
2. moral weakness; liability to yield to temptation.
3. a fault resulting from moral weakness: frailties of the human flesh.
[1300-50; ME frailte, frelete < OF frailete < L fragilitat- (s. of fragilitas). See FRAIL1, -ITY]
Syn. 1. delicacy, weakness, fragility. 2. susceptibility, suggestibility. 3. flaw, defect.

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