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English adjective: fragile

1. fragile easily broken or damaged or destroyed

SamplesA kite too delicate to fly safely.
Fragile porcelain plates.
Fragile old bones.
A frail craft.

Synonymsdelicate, frail



2. fragile vulnerably delicate

SamplesShe has the fragile beauty of youth.



3. fragile lacking substance or significance

SamplesSlight evidence.
A tenuous argument.
A thin plot.
A fragile claim to fame.

Synonymsflimsy, slight, tenuous, thin

Similarinsignificant, unimportant

Antonymssignificant, important

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