adjective \ˈfrāl\

: having less than a normal amount of strength or force : very weak

: easily damaged or destroyed

Full Definition of FRAIL

:  easily led into evil <frail humanity>
:  easily broken or destroyed :  fragile
a :  physically weak
b :  slight, unsubstantial
frail·ly \ˈfrā(l)-lē\ adverb
frail·ness noun

Examples of FRAIL

  1. In his old age his health became increasingly frail.
  2. a small and frail ship

Origin of FRAIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French fraile, from Latin fragilis fragile, from frangere
First Known Use: 14th century


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