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Synonyms for frail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frail(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    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. frail(adj)

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

    Antonyms:
    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. frail(adj)

    physically weak

    "an invalid's frail body"

    Synonyms:
    fallible, fragile, imperfect, weak, delicate

    Antonyms:
    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, weak(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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, 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, fragile, touchy, thin, flimsy, weak, finespun

    Antonyms:
    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frail

    Synonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, failing, fainting, fragile, 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. frail

    Synonyms:
    irresolute, erring, mutable

    Antonyms:
    resolute, virtuous, lasting

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frail(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fragile, frangible, BRITTLE, easily broken (across)

  2. frail(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, fragile, INFIRM

  3. frail(a.)

    Synonyms:
    liable to err, easily led astray, of infirm virtue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. frail(a)

    Synonyms:
    fragile, brittle, frangible, feeble, weak, infirm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fragile, weak, humble, brittle

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How to use frail in a sentence?

  1. Jens Weidmann on Thursday:

    The main drivers are the favourable labour market situation and substantial increases in households' real disposable income, though foreign trade is currently being hampered by frail demand from the emerging market economies, but with export markets outside the euro area expected to rebound and economic growth within the euro area gaining a little more traction, the healthy underlying state of the German economy should stand out even more clearly over the next two years.

  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. Los Angeles:

    I saw a very gaunt, frail-looking child, who at that time to me looked like a 5-, 6- or 7-year-old boy.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Such deeds as thou with fear and grief Wouldst, on a sick-bed laid, recall, In youth and health eschew them all, Remembering life is frail and brief.

  5. John Still:

    The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.


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