Frail – meaning of the word and examples

Having delicate health; not robust; weak: (

Easily broken or destroyed; fragile. (

Morally weak; easily tempted. (

Weak or unhealthy, or easily damaged, broken, or harmed: (Cambridge Dictionary)

Easily led into evil. (Merriam – Webster)

Easily broken or destroyed: Fragile. (Merriam – Webster)

Physically weak. (Merriam – Webster)

(of a person) weak and delicate. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Easily damaged or broken; weak. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Frail patients are at increased risk for mortality and prolonged institutional care after cardiac surgery.

Frail – A Medical Assessment of health.


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