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
Origin: 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.]
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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
We're living at a most fragile time.
North Korea, historically, is fairly fragile.
Life is fragile. Make time today to embrace your loved ones.
My mother was fragile then. She wasn't ready to be on screen.
Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.
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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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