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Borrowed from Middle French fragile, from Latin fragilis, formed on frag-, the root of frangere (to break). Cognate fraction, fracture and doublet of frail.

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fragile (comparative fragiler or more fragile, superlative fragilest or most fragile)

  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. (Britain) Feeling weak or easily disturbed as a result of illness.

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Borrowed from Latin fragilis. Doublet of frêle.

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fragile (plural fragiles)

  1. fragile

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From Latin fragilis.

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fragile (masculine and feminine plural fragili)

  1. fragile

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