Examples of fragile in a Sentence
Her health has always been very fragile.
an artist with a fragile ego
He is in an emotionally fragile state.
The two countries have formed a fragile coalition.
Recent Examples of fragile from the Web
Most observers saw these developments as threatening Mitch McConnell’s fragile hopes of bridging his caucus’s divide on health-care policy.
But Phillies executives have stressed a desire to grow their pitching corps rather than buy expensive and fragile arms.
This doctor reported Kinner had chronically low self-esteem, a fragile identity and suffered from PTSD.
Quint’s warmth of tone centered the work, as did his control of the shifting attitudes, darkening and strengthening during gut-tightening ascents, yet capable of the most fragile pianissimo.
The 22,000-member African Union multinational force, AMISOM, which has been supporting the fragile central government, plans to start withdrawing in 2018 and leave by the end of 2020.
Both stations are in the mountains of Tibet, reducing the amount of air the fragile photons had to traverse.
And whatever government emerges, and there’s still chance that Theresa May will be prime minister when the dust settles, will be fragile and weak and vulnerable.
Julius Caesar is about how fragile our democracy is.
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Synonym Discussion of fragile
synonyms see in addition weak
FRAGILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fragile for English Language Learners
: easily broken or damaged : very delicate : not strong
FRAGILE Defined for Kids
Word Root of fragile
The Latin word frangere, meaning “to break,” and its form fractus give us the roots frag and fract. Words from the Latin frangere have something to do with breaking. Something fragile is easily broken. A fraction is a portion broken off from a whole. To fracture something, such as a bone, is to break it. A fragment is a part that has been broken off from something larger or that is incomplete.
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