from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The condition or quality of being fragile or easily broken; hence, weakness in general; liability to be destroyed or to fail; frailness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness; frangibility.
- noun Weakness; feebleness.
- noun obsolete Liability to error and sin; frailty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The condition or quality of being
fragile; brittleness; frangibility.
- noun obsolete Liability to
errorand sin; frailty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun lack of physical strength
- noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
Sorry, no etymologies found.
One of the principal reasons for this fragility is the deep sense of alienation and frustration felt by many Aboriginal Canadians.
"What you call my fragility is more apparent than real," she said with spirit.
And I've found that women who advertise their fragility are the first to put the carving knife in your back.
It's just like an analysis of fragility, which is typically seen as a disposition to fracture.
I am much more persuaded that the idea of fragility, and increased speed and power of transmission of economic crises, is plausible, though it may be hard to express rigorously.
These are the questions: have you had a what's called a fragility fracture, sort of a fracture that you didn't expect, family history of osteoporosis, significant height loss that's been over the past several years, or if you're taking steroid medications.
On other matters, however, there is a tentative quality and even a certain fragility.
Barbara made a pseudo entry into adolescence, characterized by fragility and inordinate vulnerability.
One source of her fragility is her estrangement from her father Paul, whom she once observed hitting Lynn in the face.
But it also says that 2009 saw at least three African countries - Rwanda, São Tome and Principe, and Zambia - witnessed a resurgence in malaria cases, demonstrating what the report called the "fragility of malaria control".