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ˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪlfrag·ile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicate, fragile, frail(adj)

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

    "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"

  2. fragile(adj)

    vulnerably delicate

    "she has the fragile beauty of youth"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

Wiktionary

  1. fragile(Adjective)

    easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure

    Etymology: From fragilis, formed on frag-, the root of frangere. Cognate with frail, fraction, fracture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragile(adj)

    easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed

Freebase

  1. Fragile

    Fragile is the fourth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlantic Records. It is the first Yes album recorded with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye in 1971, and the first with cover art by Roger Dean, who would design many of the band's covers. Fragile was the band's international breakthrough, and was well received by critics then and now. It is somewhat unusual in that four of the tracks are performed by the entire band, while the other five showcase each of the group members. The album was commercially successful in the UK as well as in the US: in November 1971 it entered the UK Album Chart at No. 7, which would prove its highest position. It later reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 during a stay of 46 weeks. Its release in the US was held back for two months because of the chart momentum of their previous record, The Yes Album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fragile

    fraj′il, adj. easily broken: frail: delicate.—n. Fragil′ity, the state of being fragile. [Fr.,—L. fragilis, frangĕre, to break.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fragile

    Syn brittle.

How to pronounce fragile?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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How to say fragile in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fragile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fragile in a Sentence

  1. Pablo Larrain:

    She can be very mysterious and very fragile and ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need, i think she's going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    OF ALL THE SPECIES THAT GOD CREATED, MAN IS THE MOST FRAGILE AND CERTAINLY UNCERTAIN!

  3. Chief Financial Officer Harvey Schwartz:

    Although the market seems fragile... it feels like factors impacting the markets in the first quarter have abated.

  4. Renard Moxom:

    Somewhere along the way historically we have lost the idea of what the role of soccer and sport is in human development, we need to get back to the real purpose of promoting the game. We really need to protect it. It's in a fragile state right now.

  5. Patrick Ptak:

    Forcing this medically fragile community to move should be a last resort, everyone's first priority should be protecting their health and safety.

Images & Illustrations of fragile

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