fragileness

[ fraj-uh l; British fraj-ahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF fragileness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRAGILENESS

She felt the slightness of her body and the fragileness of her bones.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "liable to sin, morally weak;" c.1600, "liable to break;" a back-formation from fragility, or else from Middle French fragile (14c.), from Latin fragilis (see fragility). Transferred sense of "frail" (of persons) is from 1858.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRAGILENESS

delicateness

nounfrailness
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