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Synonyms for frail

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frail

    irresolute, erring, mutable

    resolute, virtuous, lasting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frailnoun

    the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds

    broad-shouldered, unbreakable, cast-iron, strapping, burly, sturdy, big-boned, hardy, heavy-armed, vigorous, buirdly, stout, nonhuman, half-hardy, chesty, big-shouldered, robust, beefy, big-chested, husky, square-shouldered, stalwart, iron, square-built

  2. frailadjective

    a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

    buirdly, big-chested, broad-shouldered, square-built, big-shouldered, beefy, big-boned, hardy, husky, sturdy, heavy-armed, robust, stout, stalwart, iron, vigorous, square-shouldered, burly, strapping, unbreakable, cast-iron, chesty, nonhuman, half-hardy

  3. frailadjective

    physically weak

    "an invalid's frail body"

    fallible, fragile, imperfect, weak, delicate

    broad-shouldered, husky, heavy-armed, chesty, buirdly, stalwart, burly, square-built, vigorous, big-chested, cast-iron, stout, iron, robust, nonhuman, unbreakable, sturdy, hardy, beefy, big-boned, big-shouldered, square-shouldered, half-hardy, strapping

  4. fallible, frail, imperfect, weakadjective

    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"

    weak, watery, infirm, unaccented, weakly, imperfect, rickety, debile, delicate, sapless, washy, faint, decrepit, light, fallible, feeble, fragile

    buirdly, nonhuman, half-hardy, big-shouldered, vigorous, burly, broad-shouldered, robust, chesty, stalwart, stout, husky, hardy, square-shouldered, big-chested, cast-iron, square-built, sturdy, iron, unbreakable, big-boned, beefy, strapping, heavy-armed

  5. delicate, fragile, frailadjective

    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, fragile, touchy, thin, flimsy, weak, finespun

    hardy, iron, husky, chesty, burly, big-boned, square-shouldered, strapping, stalwart, broad-shouldered, vigorous, heavy-armed, cast-iron, big-shouldered, stout, nonhuman, unbreakable, half-hardy, square-built, buirdly, sturdy, robust, big-chested, beefy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frailadjective

    fragile, frangible, BRITTLE, easily broken (across)

  2. frailadjective

    weak, feeble, fragile, INFIRM

  3. frailadjective

    liable to err, easily led astray, of infirm virtue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. frailadjective

    fragile, brittle, frangible, feeble, weak, infirm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "frail":

    fragile, weak, humble, brittle

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How to use frail in a sentence?

  1. Mark Warner:

    I saw him four or five weeks ago. Very frail, but still, oftentimes with a pocket square, and looking like he stepped out of ‘Hunt Country’ magazine.

  2. Rainn Wilson:

    I can relate to someone whose life is falling apart, and they are doing the best to get by, using humor to survive, backstrom really wears his heart on his sleeve and his life is unraveling… I would much rather hang out with that person than a slick procedural detective who has all the answers… it’s human, it’s frail, it’s interesting.

  3. European Council:

    Even if the hope for a final success may seem frail, even illusory, and although Brexit fatigue is increasingly visible and justified, we cannot give up seeking until the very last moment a positive solution.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

  5. Max Lerner:

    The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.

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