Definition for fragile

adjective as in breakable, dainty

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Predictions for a catch-up rally have repeatedly failed over the years, and an uptick in virus cases and travel restrictions threaten an already fragile economic recovery.

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When we learn to be comfortable with ourselves, we are in a position to see and appreciate how others are different from us rather than just relying on them to support our fragile sense of self.

The quantum states at the heart of today’s quantum computers are fragile things.

This impending paradigm shift could be a threat to the stability of our fragile system, but only if it is not fully anticipated.

He used a somewhat similar imaging tool last summer in the Gulf of Alaska and can think of plenty of fragile, filmy creatures that he would love to scan.

Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.

The gym—a fragile collective of human ecology at the best of times—has suddenly become even more tense.

It's about the delicate fabric of the universe and how our fragile insides crumble when that fabric is torn.

He was coming out of a relationship and was in a fragile place himself.

The Houthis have done exactly this and have shaken the already fragile government of Yemen to its foundations.

Bang went the fragile bulb, as it splintered into a thousand atoms, and the mercury shot in sparkling globules over the table.

A fragile arm twined itself about his neck and he kissed her on the lips.

But children came and died too quickly for her health and fragile beauty, and the storms of life beset her.

A cigar should be handled daintily; it is a fragile, graceful creature—don't mar its beauty.

That rare and curious being called I is more fragile than any porcelain jar.


On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fragile, such as: brittle, delicate, feeble, flimsy, frail, and frangible.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.