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Definition of "fragile" []

  • Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed; frail. (adjective)
  • Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate. (adjective)
  • Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy: a fragile claim to fame. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fragile" in a sentence
  • ""All the poor countries, all what they call the fragile countries, they have a problem of credibility.""
  • "-- The Gulf Restoration Network and Center for Biological Diversity have announced their intention to sue the federal government and the state for failing to protect what they describe as the fragile habitat the endangered Gopher Frog calls home."
  • "On the Three Rivers Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest, Tester's bill mandates logging of 3,000 acres per year for 10 years in fragile Yaak grizzly bear habitat, already severely damaged by decades of overcutting."