Definition of 'fragile'
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They're feeling more fragile in terms of their confidence and so we need to keep investing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A cull of 100,000 is being planned because they are destroying the fragile ecosystem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The point was that beauty is fragile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It fi red the environmental movement and made us all feel more fragile. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The third issue is about damage to a fragile ecosystem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unemployment ran high and coalition governments were fragile. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)What better way to ease the fragile striker back into action? The Sun (2016)His voice remains an instrument of fragile beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2007)International football is feeling a little fragile. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some opinion polls suggest that her lead over the ruling conservative coalition is fragile. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were uncertain and fragile at the back. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My fragile ego is in no doubt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Be warned if you are feeling fragile. The Sun (2011)Environmental campaigners fear that drilling could damage the fragile ecosystem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She was so weak and fragile. The Sun (2007)We come seeking impossibly fragile beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fragile coalition could soon founder. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Since nature has become more fragile and weak, necessity obliges man to serve it first. Christianity Today (2000)But in France they still played with fear going forward and looked fragile at the back. The Sun (2016)For a free double dose of fragile beauty, go to bit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The spark which led to the final destruction of the country's fragile democracy was linked to football. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)We must respect established treaties, agreements and processes without crushing the fragile flower of democracy with a sledgehammer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'fragile'
British English: fragile /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe a situation as fragile, you mean that it is weak or uncertain, and unlikely to be able to resist strong pressure or attack.
...the fragile peace agreed this month.
- American English: fragile
- Arabic: هَشّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: frágil
- Chinese: 易碎的
- Croatian: osjetljiv
- Czech: křehký
- Danish: skrøbelig
- Dutch: broos
- European Spanish: frágil
- Finnish: särkyvä
- French: fragile
- German: zerbrechlich
- Greek: εύθραυστος
- Italian: fragile
- Japanese: 壊れやすい
- Korean: 깨지기 쉬운
- Norwegian: skrøpelig
- Polish: delikatny
- European Portuguese: frágil
- Romanian: delicat
- Russian: хрупкий
- Spanish: frágil
- Swedish: ömtålig
- Thai: เปราะบาง
- Turkish: kırılgan
- Ukrainian: тендітний
- Vietnamese: mỏng manh
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