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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.

Entomology

  1. Fragile

    easily breakable: thin and brittle.

How to pronounce fragile?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Robert Piper:

    With the chronic food insecurity and uncertain climate, the Sahel is continuing to look very fragile.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    toutes les fois que nous entendons «l'amour est aveugle." mais ce n'est pas vrai. aveugle est l'engouement, tandis que l'amour voit tout et tout accepter aspect étonnant de la vie. l'amour est fort et permanent engouement vis-à-vis qui est fragile et éphémère. à mon avis, l'amour est comme de la soie, qui est délicat, doux, éclairage et doux - et pourtant si forte qu'aucune force au monde ne peut le déchirer facilement. l'amour est d'accepter l'autre pour de bonnes qualités ainsi que des défauts, et de forces autant que les faiblesses. l'amour est de travailler ensemble à travers les défis de la vie, et surmonter les obstacles avec synergie. Je voudrais résumer l'amour dans trois T: la confiance, la transparence et le travail d'équipe.

  3. Heidi Heitkamp:

    We cannot survive a trade war, this kind of disruption to a fragile farm economy is very disturbing.

  4. Grard Depardieu:

    At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths-your abilities and your failings.

  5. Ruben Pinero:

    Our main concern is that it would cause an enormous contraction in the economy, which is already extremely fragile.

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