Fragile meaning

frăjəl, -īl
Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed.
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Easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure.

The chemist synthesizes a fragile molecule.

The UN tries to maintain the fragile peace process in the region.

He is a very fragile person and gets easily depressed.

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Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate.

A fragile personality.

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Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy.

A fragile claim to fame.

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Physically weak; frail; delicate.
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Tenuous; flimsy.

A fragile hope.

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The definition of fragile is someone or something delicate, flimsy or easily broken.

An example of fragile is thin porcelain china.

An example of fragile is someone with brittle bone disease.

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Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed.
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Origin of fragile

  • French from Old French from Latin fragilis from frangere frag- to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French fragile, from Latin fragilis, formed on frag-, the root of frangere (“to break”). Cognate with frail, fraction, fracture.

    From Wiktionary