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American English: /ˈfrædʒəl/
, /ˈfræˌdʒaɪl/
British English: /ˈfradʒʌɪl/

Translation of fragile in Spanish:


  • 1 (easily broken)
    fragile, handle with care
    Example sentences
    • Tourists also damage the fragile ecosystem by dumping plastic waste and driving over the grasslands.
    • It's best to watch them from the openings rather than swimming in, because you could damage the fragile coral roofs and frighten them off.
    • It had not occurred to them that a side-effect of their research might be damaging to the fragile ecology of the country they were studying.
  • 2 (easily destroyed)
    Example sentences
    • Separatist conflicts are threatening to destroy the country's fragile democracy.
    • Unfortunately, Peter is also quickly losing his already fragile grip on reality.
    • The situation worsens, and threatens the fragile peace and stability of an entire region.
  • 3 (delicate)
    Example sentences
    • We are fragile and vulnerable, and shall remain so for as long as we are creatures.
    • His boss had given him a few days off from work to watch over his ailing daughter and fragile wife.
    • In this case the most frail and fragile patients, newborns, are the ones who are being affected.
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