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frail

Pronunciation: /freɪl/

Translation of frail in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1.1 (physically delicate) [person] débil, delicado; [health] delicado
    Example sentences
    • During the day the bus takes vulnerable and frail people on shopping trips and outings.
    • We are bombarded with images of elderly people being frail and sickly.
    • He was desperately frail, too weak to move his limbs but still strong enough to let out that cry which tears at every human heart.
    1.2 (morally weak) [spirit/flesh/mortals] débil
    Example sentences
    • If you use it then you will likely to be perceived as brave or the opposite of coward or frail.
    • That's what public relations propaganda is all about - conning frail, vain humans.
    • People are frail and make stupid mistakes and one kiss in a bar is not the end of the world, especially when she feels so bad about it.
    1.3 (fragile) [table/boat] precario, endeble; [petal] frágil
    Example sentences
    • Reviewers and critics frequently refuse to be honest about Australian movies because they believe this will damage the frail home industry.
    • With the numerous difficulties the country is experiencing due to the frail economy, Zambia has depended on such close allies to surmount her difficulties.
    • Markets will continue to wait for war and, in the process, further slow down an already frail economy.
    1.4 (faint, unlikely) [hope/chance] vago, remoto

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