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adjective fragile pronunciation in British English /ˈfrædʒaɪl/
  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.
    3. c.
      looking very delicate
      her fragile beauty
  2. 2
    not very strong or healthy
    His health has always been fragile.
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    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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 fragile pronunciation in British English /frəˈdʒɪləti/ noun [uncountable]

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