Fragile

  • 1 fragile — [ fraʒil ] adj. • 1361; lat. fragilis (→ frêle), de frangere « briser » 1 ♦ Qui se brise, se casse facilement (de par sa nature même). ⇒ cassant. Fragile comme du verre : très fragile. Emballer soigneusement un objet fragile. Attention, c est… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Fragile — may refer to:In music: * Fragile (Yes album), an album by Yes released in 1971 * Fragile (Dead or Alive album), an album by Dead or Alive released in 2000 * Fragile (Saron Gas album), an album by Saron Gas released in 2000 * The Fragile , an… …

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  • 3 fragile — Fragile. adjectif de tout genre. Aisé à rompre, Sujet à se casser. Fragile comme un verre. un vaisseau fragile. la porcelaine est belle, mais elle est fragile. Il signifie fig. Qui n est pas solidement establi, Qui peut aisément estre destruit.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Fragile — может означать: В музыке: Fragile, альбом Yes 1971 года. Dead or Alive 2000 года. Fragile, альбом Saron Gas 2000 года. The Fragile, альбом Nine Inch Nails 1999 года. «Fragile», песня Стинга. Fragile Records, музыкальный лейбл. В кинематографе:… …

    Википедия

  • 5 fragile — 1 Fragile, frangible, brittle, crisp, short, friable mean easily broken. They are, however, not often interchangeable. Fragile (see also WEAK) is applicable to whatever must be handled or treated carefully lest it be broken {a fragile antique… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 fragile — fragile, frail 1. Fragile is pronounced fraj iyl in BrE and fraj ǝl in AmE. 2. Fragile is normally used of things being easily broken, whereas frail is normally used of people being infirm or in poor physical condition: • The lectern at the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 Fragile — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fragile (frágil en inglés, puede referirse a: Fragile, un álbum del grupo de rock inglés Yes. Fragile, un álbum del grupo de rock español Savia. [Fragilesnc[1]] Import Export Company in Madrid y Verona /… …

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  • 8 fragile — [fraj′əl; ] chiefly Brit & Cdn [, fraj′īl] adj. [< OFr < L fragilis < frangere, BREAK] 1. easily broken, damaged, or destroyed 2. physically weak; frail; delicate 3. tenuous; flimsy [a fragile hope] fragility [frə jil′ə tē] n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 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. [1913 Webster] The state of ivy is tough, and not fragile. Bacon. Syn: Brittle; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Fragile — bezeichnet einen spanischen Horrorfilm von 2005, siehe Fragile (Film) ein Album der Band Yes, siehe Fragile (Album) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …

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  • 11 fragile — UK US /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ US  /ˈfrædʒəl/ adjective ► easily harmed, damaged, or broken: »The fragile economy is under the pressure of floods at home and rising oil prices abroad. »The changes would be disastrous for the fragile recovery of the UK s oil… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 fragile — 1510s, liable to sin, morally weak; c.1600, liable to break; a back formation from fragility, or else from M.Fr. fragile (14c.), from L. fragilis (see FRAGILITY (Cf. fragility)). Transferred sense of frail (of persons) is from 1858 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 fragile — index insecure, insubstantial, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 fragile — / fradʒile/ agg. [dal lat. fragĭlis, der. di frangĕre rompere ]. 1. [che si rompe facilmente, spec. per urto: il vetro è f. ] ▶◀ delicato, di cartapesta, (non com.) frangibile, (poet.) frale. ◀▶ infrangibile, resistente, robusto, solido. 2.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 15 fragile — [adj] breakable, dainty brittle, crisp, crumbly, decrepit, delicate, feeble, fine, flimsy, fracturable, frail, frangible, friable, infirm, insubstantial, shatterable, shivery, slight, unsound, weak, weakly; concepts 485,489 Ant. durable, firm,… …

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  • 16 fragile — Fragile, Fragilis …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 17 fragile — ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily broken or damaged. 2) delicate and vulnerable. DERIVATIVES fragilely adverb fragility noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «morally weak»: from Latin fragilis, from frangere to break …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 fragile — (fra ji l ) adj. 1°   Facile à briser, sujet à se casser. Un vase fragile. •   Pour un fragile bois, que malgré mon secours Les vers sur son autel consument tous les jours, RAC. Athal. III, 3.    Familièrement. Fragile comme le verre, comme du… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 Fragile — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. La fragilité est l état d une substance qui se fracture facilement. Sommaire 1 Cinéma et télévision 2 …

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  • 20 fragile — 01. Be careful with that box; it has dishes and glasses in it, so it s really [fragile]. 02. My grandmother is really old, and her bones are [fragile] because she didn t get enough calcium in her diet when she was growing up. 03. The government… …

    Grammatical examples in English