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Fragile

Fragile

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Vulnerably delicate
"She has the fragile beauty of youth"
(2)   Easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"A kite too delicate to fly safely"
"Fragile porcelain plates"
"Fragile old bones"
"A frail craft"
(3)   Lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
"A flimsy table"
"Flimsy construction"
"A fragile link with the past"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From the adjective fragilis, formed on frag, the root of frangere, "to break". Cognate with frail.

Adjective



  1. easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure
    The chemist synthesizes a fragile molecule.
    The UN tries to maintain the fragile peace process in the region.
    He is a very fragile person and gets easily depressed.

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