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English adjective: frail

1. frail physically weak

SamplesAn invalid's frail body.

Similardebile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, light-boned, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly

See alsodelicate, weak


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

SamplesI'm only a fallible human.
Frail humanity.

Synonymsfallible, imperfect, weak



3. frail easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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

Synonymsdelicate, fragile



English noun: frail

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

Broader (hypernym)weight, weight unit

2. frail (artifact) a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

Broader (hypernym)basket, handbasket

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