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FRAGILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fragile mean? 

FRAGILE (adjective)
  The adjective FRAGILE has 3 senses:

1. easily broken or damaged or destroyed
2. vulnerably delicate
3. lacking solidity or strength and liable to break

  Familiarity information: FRAGILE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRAGILE (adjective)


Sense 1fragile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Easily broken or damaged or destroyed

Synonyms:

fragile; delicate; frail

Context examples:

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

Similar:

breakable (capable of being broken or damaged)


Sense 2fragile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vulnerably delicate

Context example:

she has the fragile beauty of youth

Similar:

delicate (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury)


Sense 3fragile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking solidity or strength and liable to break

Synonyms:

flimsy; fragile

Context examples:

a flimsy table / flimsy construction / a fragile link with the past

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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