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ˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪlfrag·ile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicate, fragile, frailadjective

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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

  2. fragileadjective

    vulnerably delicate

    "she has the fragile beauty of youth"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thinadjective

    lacking substance or significance

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

Wiktionary

  1. fragileadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRAGILEadjective

    Etymology: fragile, French; fragilis, Latin.

    To ease them of their griefs,
    Their pangs of love, and other incident throes,
    That nature’s fragile vessel doth sustain
    In life’s uncertain voyage. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    The stalk of ivy is tough, and not fragile. Francis Bacon, N. Hist.

    When subtle wits have spun their threads too fine,
    ’Tis weak and fragile, like Arachne’s line. John Denham.

    A dry stick will be easily broken, when a green one will maintain a strong resistance; and yet in the moist substance there is less rest than in what is drier and more fragile. Joseph Glanvill.

    Much ostentation, vain of fleshly arms,
    And fragile arms, much instrument of war,
    Long in preparing, soon to nothing brought,
    Before mine eyes thou’st set. John Milton, Paradise Regain’d.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fragileadjective

    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.

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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. Liwei Lin:

    Most of the robots at this particular small scale are very fragile. If you step on them, you pretty much destroy the robot, we found that if we put weight on our robot, it still more or less functions.

  2. Randi Hagerman:

    The lack of the Fragile X protein FMRP actually deregulates a number of systems in the brain, when FMRP is missing, many other genes produce way too much protein from their specific genes, and so that actually interferes with normal development.

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Of all the species that god created, man remains the most fragile and certainly uncertain, thanks to his histrionic nature!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tout le temps que nous entendons "l'amour est aveugle." mais il 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 transitoire. à mon avis, l'amour est comme de la soie, qui est délicate, douce, illuminant et doux - et pourtant si forte qu'aucune force sur terre ne peut déchirer facilement. l'amour est d'accepter l'autre pour de bonnes qualités ainsi que des défauts, et pour les 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 trust, la transparence et le travail d'équipe.

  5. Sanita Belgrave:

    Not everyone knows how to handle your fragile “package” with care. Know your worth.

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