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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


Antonymsrobust

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


Similarhuman


Antonymsnonhuman

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


Similarbreakable


Antonymsunbreakable


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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