- 1easily broken or damaged fragile china/glass/bones Be careful not to drop it; it's very fragile.
- 2weak and uncertain; easily destroyed or spoiled a fragile alliance/ceasefire/relationship The economy remains extremely fragile. In her job she was used to dealing with actors' fragile egos.
- 3delicate and often beautiful fragile beauty The woman's fragile face broke into a smile.
- 4 not strong and likely to become sick Her father is now 86 and in fragile health.
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NAmE//frəˈdʒɪlət̮i//noun [uncountable] the fragility of the human body There was an air of fragility about him.