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adjective fragile pronunciation in American English /ˈfrædʒəl/
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  1. 1
    easy to break or damage
    Most of the exhibits are too fragile to be sent abroad.
    1. a.
      used about a situation, agreement, or relationship that can easily be damaged or destroyed
      A fragile ceasefire is now in place.
      the fragile fishing-based economies of the South Pacific
    2. b.
      getting upset or losing confidence very easily
      It was part of her job to boost fragile egos.
  2. 2
    not very strong or healthy
    His health has always been fragile.
    1. a.
      British someone who feels fragile feels weak, for example because they are sick
      I’m feeling a bit fragile this morning.

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 fragile pronunciation in American English /frəˈdʒɪləti/ noun [uncountable]


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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