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"
"she has the fragile beauty of youth"
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)
lacking substance or significance
"slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
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.
easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed
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
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
The numerical value of fragile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fragile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fragile in a Sentence
OF ALL THE SPECIES THAT GOD CREATED, MAN IS THE MOST FRAGILE AND CERTAINLY UNCERTAIN!
The Russian central bank is thus fully correct in still seeing significant risks of an economic slowdown, we still think the fragile economy deserves a single-digit policy rate by the end of 2015.
Measles is typically the first disease to return when there are interruptions in vaccinations because it is so highly contagious, so the fact that measles is now returning in some areas is an indication that our vaccine ecosystem is fragile and in some areas breaking down despite general gains.
The artifacts were found in a small travel bag, which is a very fragile and in permanent residence at the Titanic Conservation Laboratory.
How they look to achieve that growth figure is questionable when foreign inflows are muted at best, the only way to achieve that figure may be through short doses of monetary easing which is quite precarious to do when the economy is in an already fragile condition.
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- крехък, трошлив, чупливBulgarian
- fràgilCatalan, Valencian
- skrøbelig, spinkelDanish
- fragil, zerbrechlichGerman
- särkyvä, haurasFinnish
- 脆い, 壊れやすい, 脆弱Japanese
- fragiel, broosDutch
- ломкий, хрупкийRussian
- kırılabilir, çıtkırıldım, kırılgan, hassas, narinTurkish
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