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frail | frailty

frail frailty
weak or delicate
  • How to Memorize
    • frail - weak
  • Analysis

    A person described as being ‘frail’ is not physically strong or healthy, typically due to old age or a slightness of constitution or body structure. The term is also used to refer to a weakness in character or morals.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsfeebledelicate, unsubstantial,
    Antonymsrobustunbreakable, resilient,
  • Example(s)
    1. I went to the nursing home to see my grandfather yesterday. He was looking very frail.

    2. Gary is young, but because he’s quite frail he tends to pick up a lot of colds and infections.

    3. The famous actor's drug addiction led to his fall from grace. It was a classic example of human frailty.