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Meaning of FRAGILE

Pronunciation:  'frajul

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  1. [adj]  vulnerably delicate; "she has the fragile beauty of youth"
  2. [adj]  easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
  3. [adj]  lacking solidity or strength; "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"; "a fragile link with the past"

FRAGILE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: breakable, delicate, flimsy, frail, weak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Frag"ile\, a. [L. fragilis, from frangere to break; cf.
F. fragile. See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Frail}, a.]
Easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed.

      The state of ivy is tough, and not fragile. --Bacon.

Syn: Brittle; infirm; weak; frail; frangible; slight. --
     {Frag"ile*ly}, adv.

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