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frag·ile

fragile

 
 
pronunciation:
frae jihl [or] frae jaIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily damaged; delicate.
That antique vase is extremely fragile and needs to be handled with great care.Her belief in herself is fragile: she needs encouragement, not criticism.
 
synonyms:
breakable, delicate, frail, frangible, shivery, weak
antonyms:
robust, rugged, stout, strong, tough
similar words:
brittle, crumbly, dainty, flimsy, friable, tender
definition 2: lacking in substance; flimsy.
His opponent tore apart his fragile argument.That is a pretty fragile excuse for handing in an assignment late.
synonyms:
flimsy, frail, unsubstantial
antonyms:
durable, robust, stout
similar words:
feeble, infirm, insubstantial, sleazy, slight, tender, tenuous, weak
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derivations: fragilely (adv.), fragileness (n.), fragility (n.)
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