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frail1

frail1

 
pronunciation:
freIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: weak or sickly.
He was a robust man before his illness, but now he appears old and frail.
synonyms:
delicate, weak
antonyms:
able-bodied, hearty, robust, rugged, strong, sturdy, vigorous
similar words:
feeble, fragile, infirm, rickety, run-down, shaky
definition 2: easily damaged or broken.
Her bones have become frail, so she tries hard to avoid falls.
synonyms:
delicate, fragile
antonyms:
robust, sturdy
similar words:
breakable, brittle, flimsy, frangible
definition 3: easily tempted or led astray.
Unfortunately, he turned out to be of frail character.
synonyms:
impressionable, weak
similar words:
malleable, suggestible, susceptible
definition 4: unsubstantial or flimsy.
It was a frail alibi that he gave to the police.
synonyms:
flimsy, unsubstantial, weak
similar words:
fragile, shaky, tenuous, unsound
derivations: frailly (adv.), frailness (n.)
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