adj (-er, -est)
- 1.1 (physically delicate) [person] débil, delicado; [health] delicadoMore example sentences1.2 (morally weak) [spirit/flesh/mortals] débil
More example sentences1.3 (fragile) [table/boat] precario, endeble; [petal] frágil
- 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.
More example sentences1.4 (faint, unlikely) [hope/chance] vago, remoto
- 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.
- 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.
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