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Definition of "frail" []

  • Physically weak; delicate: an invalid's frail body. (adjective)
  • Not strong or substantial; slight: evidence too frail to stand up in court. (adjective)
  • Easily broken or destroyed; fragile. (adjective)
  • Easily led astray; morally weak. See Synonyms at weak. (adjective)
  • A rush basket for holding fruit, especially dried fruit. (noun)

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 "frail" in a sentence
  • "The screening also identified other neural pathways that may have a together role in frail X set of symptoms as good as could be targets for drug therapy."
  • "Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health."
  • "A chilly, misty wind blows Wednesday as another Bronxian World Series begins; a tough evening for a 79-year-old man in frail health to be out in the weather."