frail | frailty

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Meaning(s)

weak or delicate

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frail - weak

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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.

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Synonyms delicate,unsubstantial
Antonyms unbreakable,resilient

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  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.

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