frailly frail"ly, adv. Weakly; infirmly. [1913 Webster]

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  • frailly — frail ► ADJECTIVE 1) weak and delicate. 2) easily damaged or broken. DERIVATIVES frailly adverb frailness noun. ORIGIN Old French fraile, from Latin fragilis fragile …   English terms dictionary

  • frailly — ˈfrāl(l)ē, i adverb Etymology: Middle English frelly, from frele frail + ly : in a frail manner paint scenes of Venice drained of its water, with the buildings frailly poised on the oaken pilings that are their principal foundations R.M.Coates *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frailly — adverb see frail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frailly — See frail1. * * * …   Universalium

  • frailly — adverb In a frail manner; weakly; infirmly …   Wiktionary

  • frailly — adv. in a fragile manner; weakly; feebly; in poor physical or mental condition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frailly — frail·ly …   English syllables

  • frail — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French fraile, from Latin fragilis fragile, from frangere Date: 14th century 1. easily led into evil < frail humanity > 2. easily broken or destroyed ; fragile 3. a. physically weak b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frailness — See frailly. * * * …   Universalium

  • frail — frail1 frailly, adv. frailness, n. /frayl/, adj., frailer, est. 1. having delicate health; not robust; weak: My grandfather is rather frail now. 2. easily broken or destroyed; fragile. 3. morally weak …   Universalium

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