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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fragile  \Frag"ile\,  a.  [L.  fragilis,  from  frangere  to  break;  cf 
  F.  fragile.  See  {Break},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Frail},  a.] 
  Easily  broken;  brittle;  frail;  delicate;  easily  destroyed. 
 
  The  state  of  ivy  is  tough,  and  not  fragile.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Brittle;  infirm;  weak;  frail;  frangible;  slight.  -- 
  {Frag"ile*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fragile 
  adj  1:  easily  broken  or  damaged  or  destroyed;  "a  kite  too  delicate 
  to  fly  safely";  "fragile  porcelain  plates";  "fragile 
  old  bones";  "a  frail  craft"  [syn:  {delicate},  {frail}] 
  2:  vulnerably  delicate;  "she  has  the  fragile  beauty  of  youth" 
  3:  lacking  solidity  or  strength;  "a  flimsy  table";  "flimsy 
  construction";  "a  fragile  link  with  the  past"  [syn:  {flimsy}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  fragile  adj  Syn  {brittle}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  fragile 
 
  {brittle} 
 
 




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