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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. Roxanne Davis:

    The gap in the boards appears to be maybe eight inches, and Mary was certainly very frail, but it's hard for me to believe that a person could step on a board, and their entire body would go down a crack that is two inches wider than a dollar bill.

  2. Brian Deschanel:

    A thou shalt not bluster the lesser, forasmuchas equilibrium aligns the once all mighty before the frail, for mercy.

  3. 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.

  4. Efraim Zuroff:

    When you think of these cases, don't think of frail, old, sick men and women.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.

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