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frailty

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  1. 1 a defect in character selfishness is a common human frailty Synonyms demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, fault, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weaknessRelated Words blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickednessNear Antonyms excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousnessAntonyms merit, virtue

  2. 2 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor frailty doesn't affect all elderly people, for many are indeed healthy and strong Synonyms asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, weakness, infirmity, languidness, languor, listlessness, lowness, wimpinessRelated Words decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, prostration; exhaustion, fatigue, lassitude, weariness; defenselessness, helplessness, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness; effeteness, softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation, invalidism; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injuryNear Antonyms energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellnessAntonyms hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor

  3. 3 the quality or state of lacking strength of will or character the frailty shown by the apostle Peter when he denied Jesus three times Synonyms frailness, weakness, softness, spinelessness, wimpiness, wimpishness, wishy-washinessRelated Words collapse; failing, flaw, foible, peccadillo; evil, immorality, wickedness; corruption, corruptnessNear Antonyms discipline, self-discipline; goodness, integrity, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtuousnessAntonyms backbone, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), firmness, fortitude, hardihood, mettle, moxie, nerve, resoluteness, strength, toughness


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