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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frailty mean? 

FRAILTY (noun)
  The noun FRAILTY has 2 senses:

1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
2. moral weakness

  Familiarity information: FRAILTY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FRAILTY (noun)

Sense 1frailty [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


debility; feebleness; frailness; frailty; infirmity; valetudinarianism

Hypernyms ("frailty" is a kind of...):

bad condition; poor shape; softness; unfitness (poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frailty"):

asthenia; astheny (an abnormal loss of strength)

cachexia; cachexy; wasting (any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease)

Sense 2frailty [BACK TO TOP]


Moral weakness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


vice; frailty

Hypernyms ("frailty" is a kind of...):

evil; evilness (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice)

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