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1. frail

adjective. ['ˈfreɪl'] physically weak.

Synonyms

  • weakly
  • sapless
  • rickety
  • debile
  • delicate
  • feeble
  • weak
  • decrepit
  • infirm

Antonyms

  • strong
  • rugged
  • insensitive
  • powerful

Etymology

  • fraile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fragilis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Frail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word frail


1. Adjective
She is tiny and frail and relies upon her mother for survival.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If your well casing has simply become brittle or frail, there is no real way to fix it.

Quotes containing the word frail


1. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

2. Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.
- Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

3. What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.What are brief? today and tomorrow.What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.What are deep? the ocean and truth.
- Christina Rossetti

2. frail

adjective. ['ˈfreɪl'] easily broken or damaged or destroyed.

Synonyms

  • fragile
  • breakable

Antonyms

  • juicy
  • stable
  • well

Etymology

  • fraile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fragilis (Latin)

3. frail

adjective. ['ˈfreɪl'] wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings.

Synonyms

  • imperfect
  • weak
  • human

Antonyms

  • easy
  • tough
  • unrefined
  • unskilled

Etymology

  • fraile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fragilis (Latin)

4. frail

noun. ['ˈfreɪl'] the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds.

Synonyms

  • weight unit

Antonyms

  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • fraile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fragilis (Latin)

5. frail

noun. ['ˈfreɪl'] a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs).

Synonyms

  • handbasket

Antonyms

  • stressed
  • imperceptible

Etymology

  • fraile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fragilis (Latin)
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