Definition of fragile
- a fragile vase
- fragile bones
- a fragile child
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.
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First Known Use: 1521See Words from the same year
synonyms see in addition weak
: easily broken or damaged : very delicate : not strong
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