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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"

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

    significant, rugged, unbreakable, important

  2. fragile(adj)

    vulnerably delicate

    "she has the fragile beauty of youth"

    frail, tenuous, thin, flimsy, delicate, slight

    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"

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

    unbreakable, rugged, significant, important


  1. fragile(adjective)

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

    breakly, friable

  2. fragile(adjective)

    friable, breakly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fragile

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fragile

    delicate, frail, brittle, weak, slight, frangible

    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.)

    brittle, frangible, easily broken

  2. fragile(a.)

    frail, weak, feeble, INFIRM

How to use fragile in a sentence?

  1. Howard Schultz:

    We're living at a most fragile time.

  2. Jim Cowie:

    North Korea, historically, is fairly fragile.

  3. The Boone and Pyle families:

    Life is fragile. Make time today to embrace your loved ones.

  4. Jennifer Teege:

    My mother was fragile then. She wasn't ready to be on screen.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.

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