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fragile

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1 easily broken

  • attaching the beautiful but fragile ornaments to the Christmas tree is always a touchy operation
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2 easily injured without careful handling

  • babies are fragile, so remember to care for them gently
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3 small in degree

  • a fragile possibility that we might emerge from this fiasco unscathed
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Synonym Discussion of fragile

fragile, frangible, brittle, crisp, friable mean breaking easily. fragile implies extreme delicacy of material or construction and need for careful handling.
    • a fragile antique chair
frangible implies susceptibility to being broken without implying weakness or delicacy.
    • frangible stone used for paving
brittle implies hardness together with lack of elasticity or flexibility or toughness.
    • brittle bones
crisp implies a firmness and brittleness desirable especially in some foods.
    • crisp lettuce
friable applies to substances that are easily crumbled or pulverized.
    • friable soil

synonyms see in addition weak



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