fragile
Pronunciation
  • (British, Australia, Canada) IPA: /ˈfɹædʒaɪl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɹædʒəl/
Adjective

fragile (comparative fragiler, superlative fragilest)

  1. Easily broken or destroyed, and thus often of subtle or intricate structure.
    The chemist synthesizes a fragile molecule.
    The UN tries to maintain the fragile peace process in the region.
    He is a very fragile person and gets easily depressed.
  2. (UK) Feeling weak or easily disturbed as a result of illness.
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