Fragile synonyms

frăj'əl, -īl'

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That can be, or is liable to be, broken
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Easily damaged or disrupted; fragile:
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The definition of dainty is delicate or small and often pretty.
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Lacking in vigour or expression.
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Easily damaged or requiring careful handling.
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Small in amount or extent; meager:
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The definition of flimsy is something which is lacking in strength or thin and easily broken.
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Weak or insubstantial; flimsy:
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Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
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The quality of being ethereal.
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(Geology, of a body of water) Usually dry, but filling with water for brief periods during and after precipitation.
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Very sharp; keen:
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Passing swiftly; not lasting
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Cloudy, misty, or hazy.
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Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
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Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased.
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A gradual disappearance
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(Meteorology, astronomy) the characteristic of being nebulous; cloudiness (measured in octas).
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Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle:
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Weakened or worn out from age or wear
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Not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age
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Not substantial
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The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
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Easily led astray; morally weak.
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(Uncountable) The state or condition of being ephemeral; transience.
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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Able to withstand an attempt to break. Used of a horse.
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Made to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period, usually several years or more:
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(Of soil) Loose and large-grained in consistency.
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(Mineralogy) transparency
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Not solid or heavy; flimsy; light
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Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.
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Solid, rigid (material state)
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Synonym Study

  • Friable is applied to something that is easily crumbled or crushed into powder friable rock
  • Crisp suggests a desirable sort of brittleness, as of fresh celery or crackers
  • Brittle implies such inelasticity as to be easily broken or shattered by pressure or a blow the bones of the body become brittle with age
  • Frangible connotes a liability to being broken because of the use to which the thing is put the bridge was constructed with frangible stone
  • Fragile implies such delicacy of structure as to be easily broken a fragile china teacup
Find another word for fragile. In this page you can discover 44 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fragile, like: breakable, brittle, dainty, weak, delicate, slender, flimsy, tenuous, ethereal, ethereality and tenuity.