Definition of frail
- frail humanity
- … frail, open-cockpit biplanes …
- —Jonathan Weiner
In his old age his health became increasingly frail.
a small and frail ship
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debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, infirm, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weak, weakened, wimpish, wimpy;
: having less than a normal amount of strength or force : very weak
: easily damaged or destroyed
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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