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Definition 1: easily broken or damaged or destroyed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fragile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a kite too delicate to fly safely
  • fragile porcelain plates
  • fragile old bones
  • a frail craft

Synonyms for fragile in the sense of this definition

(fragile is similar to ...) capable of being broken or damaged

"earthenware pottery is breakable" "breakable articles should be packed carefully"

Definition 2: vulnerably delicate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fragile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she has the fragile beauty of youth

(fragile is similar to ...) exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

"a delicate violin passage" "delicate china" "a delicate flavor" "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

Definition 3: lacking substance or significance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fragile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slight evidence
  • a tenuous argument
  • a thin plot
  • a fragile claim to fame

Synonyms for fragile in the sense of this definition

(fragile is similar to ...) devoid of importance, meaning, or force

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