Simple Definition of frail
: having less than a normal amount of strength or force : very weak
: easily damaged or destroyed
Examples of frail in a sentence
In his old age his health became increasingly frail.
a small and frail ship
Origin and Etymology of frail
Middle English, from Anglo-French fraile, from Latin fragilis fragile, from frangere
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of frail
FRAIL Defined for Kids
Definition of frail for Students
: very delicate or weak <a frail little child>
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