fragile - definition and synonyms


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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. 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 ill

      I’m feeling a bit fragile this morning.

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noun [uncountable]