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fragile

frag·ile

fragile

 
pronunciation:
frae jihl [or] frae jaIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily damaged; delicate.
 
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.
synonyms:
flimsy, frail, unsubstantial
antonyms:
durable, robust, stout
similar words:
feeble, infirm, insubstantial, sleazy, slight, tender, tenuous, weak
derivations: fragilely (adv.), fragileness (n.), fragility (n.)
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The word fragile contains the following parts:
fract, frag Latin root that means break
-ile, -il Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being or undergoing; pertaining to