Definition of fragility in English:

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fragility

Pronunciation: /frəˈdʒɪlɪti/

noun

[mass noun]
1The quality of being easily broken or damaged: osteoporosis is characterized by bone fragility
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
frailty, flimsiness, weakness, delicacy, daintiness, fineness, brittleness
rare frangibility
informal iffiness
British informal dodginess
1.1The quality of being delicate or vulnerable: a film about the fragility of relationships his emotional fragility
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with fragility

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, futility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, stability, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

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