Definition of fragility in English:


Syllabification: fra·gil·i·ty
Pronunciation: /frəˈjilitē


  • 1The quality of being easily broken or damaged: osteoporosis is characterized by bone fragility
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    • The objects on view will be changed every few months owing to their fragility.
    • Salcedo was interested in the precarious nature of the materials, the fragility of the hair.
    • In addition, there was a highly significant improvement in erythrocyte fragility, a marker of oxidative damage.
  • 1.1The quality of being delicate or vulnerable: a film about the fragility of relationships his emotional fragility
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    • The paper itself is a lightweight Japanese sheet, adding to the atmosphere of fragility.
    • Childless, her condition provided my earliest impression of the fragility of life.
    • Aside from power politics, a theme of all three authors is the extreme fragility of American economic power.

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