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[freyl-tee, frey-uh l-] /ˈfreɪl ti, ˈfreɪ əl-/

noun, plural frailties for 3.
the quality or state of being .
moral weakness; liability to yield to temptation.
a fault resulting from moral weakness:
frailties of the human flesh.
noun (pl) -ties
physical or moral weakness
(often pl) a fault symptomatic of moral weakness

mid-14c., from Old French fraileté “frailty, weakness,” from Latin fragilitatem (nominative fragilitas), from fragilis “fragile” (see fragility). Related: Frailties.


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