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Synonyms for fragile
ˈfrædʒ əl; Brit. -aɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicate, fragile, frail(adj)

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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

    Synonyms:
    delicate, slight, fallible, imperfect, tenuous, ticklish, soft, touchy, frail, thin, flimsy, weak, finespun

    Antonyms:
    significant, rugged, unbreakable, important

  2. fragile(adj)

    vulnerably delicate

    "she has the fragile beauty of youth"

    Synonyms:
    frail, tenuous, thin, flimsy, delicate, slight

    Antonyms:
    important, significant, rugged, unbreakable

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

    Synonyms:
    slender, delicate, slight, sparse, slim, tenuous, lean, frail, thin, flimsy, little(a), svelte, unconvincing

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, rugged, significant, important

Wiktionary

  1. fragile(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    breakly, friable

  2. fragile(adjective)

    easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure

    Synonyms:
    friable, breakly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fragile

    Synonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, failing, fainting, frail, ill, sick, unhealthy, unsound, wasted, weak, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sound, strong, vigorous, well, wholesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fragile

    Synonyms:
    delicate, frail, brittle, weak, slight, frangible

    Antonyms:
    tough, hardy, stout, strong

Editors Contribution

  1. poppable

    something that is poppable is also fragile

    the bubble is fragile.

    Submitted by acronimous on July 4, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fragile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    brittle, frangible, easily broken

  2. fragile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    frail, weak, feeble, INFIRM

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fragile(a)

    Synonyms:
    brittle, frangible, frail, delicate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fragile":

    vulnerable, precarious, delicate, frail, brittle, weak, sensitive, tenuous, shaky, flimsy, breakable, unstable, volatile, fragility, frailty, insecure

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How to use fragile in a sentence?

  1. Rajeh Khoury:

    Despite what happened in Roumieh prison, which has restored some of the state's standing, the situation in the country remains fragile, the danger is still there because Lebanon stands in the middle of fires and wars that are burning around it.

  2. Tammam Salam:

    Nobody has really grasped how fragile our situation is, if the Syrian refugees in Lebanon aren't fed, we will be confronted to a very worrisome situation, maybe even a revolt.

  3. Ted Cannis:

    The market will stabilise, but it will be a very fragile stabilisation, i believe July and August will be weaker than June.

  4. William Schaffner:

    I think the Disneyland outbreak clearly has brought this issue to everyone’s forceful attention, and it’s got to be recognized how fragile was our triumph in eliminating measles from the United States, which we had been successful at doing.

  5. Frances Rodman:

    Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.


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