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Frail

Frail Meaning & Definition
Frail Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Frail?

[n] a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
[n] the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
[adj] easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
[adj] having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only human"; "frail humanity"
[adj] physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Frail: breakable | decrepit | delicate | fallible | feeble | fragile | human | imperfect | infirm | sapless | weak | weakly

Related Terms | Find terms related to Frail: abulic | Adamic | Adamite | Adamitic | afraid | ailing | airy | anthropocentric | anthropological | attenuate | attenuated | backsliding | boyish | breakable | brittle | brittle as glass | cachectic | capricious | carnal | changeable | cheap-jack | cobwebby | consumptive | corruptible | cowardly | crackable | crippled | crisp | crispy | crumbly | crushable | dainty | debilitated | deciduous | decrepit | delicate | delicately weak | diaphanous | diluted | drained | dying | earthy | effeminate | enervated | ephemeral | erring | ethereal | evanescent | exhausted | fading | failing | faint | fainthearted | fallen | feeble | feebleminded | fickle | fine | fine-drawn | finespun | finite | fissile | fleeting | fleshly | flimsy | flitting | fly-by-night | flying | foible | fracturable | fragile | frailty | frangible | friable | fugacious | fugitive | gauzy | gimcrack | gimcracky | girlish | gossamer | gossamery | gracile | healthless | hominal | homocentric | human | humanistic | ill | impermanent | impetuous | impulsive | impure | in poor health | inconstant | infirm | insubstantial | invalid | invertebrate | jerry | jerry-built | lacerable | lacy | languishing | lapsed | light | lightweight | man-centered | misty | momentary | moribund | mortal | mutable | namby-pamby | nondurable | nonpermanent | of easy virtue | only human | pale | papery | passing | pasteboardy | peaked | peaky | peccable | perishable | petty | phthisic | pliable | poorly | postlapsarian | prodigal | puny | rare | rarefied | recidivist | recidivistic | reduced | reduced in health | run-down | scissile | scrawny | shatterable | shattery | shivery | short-lived | sick | sickly | sissified | skinny | sleazy | slender | slenderish | slight | slight-made | slim | slimmish | slinky | small | spineless | splintery | subtle | svelte | sylphlike | tacky | tellurian | temporal | temporary | tenuous | thin | thin-bodied | thinnish | thin-set | thin-spun | threadlike | transient | transitive | transitory | unangelic | unchaste | unclean | undurable | unenduring | ungodly | ungood | unhealthy | unrighteous | unsaintly | unsound | unstable | unsubstantial | unvirtuous | unwell | vague | valetudinarian | valetudinary | vice | virtueless | volatile | vulnerable | wanton | wasp-waisted | wasting away | watered | watered-down | watery | wayward | weak | weakened | weak-kneed | weakly | weak-minded | weak-willed | willowy | wiredrawn | wispy | with low resistance | womanish

See Also | basket | handbasket | unhealthy | weight | weight unit

Frail In Webster's Dictionary

\Frail\, n. [OE. fraiel, fraile, OF. fraiel, freel, frael, fr. LL. fraellum.] A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins. 2. The quantity of raisins -- about thirty-two, fifty-six, or seventy-five pounds, -- contained in a frail. 3. A rush for weaving baskets. --Johnson.
\Frail\, a. [Compar. {Frailer}; superl. {Frailest}.] [OE. frele, freile, OF. fraile, frele, F. fr[^e]le, fr. L. fragilis. See {Fragile}.] 1. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm. That I may know how frail I am. --Ps. xxxix. 4. An old bent man, worn and frail. --Lowell. 2. Tender. [Obs.] Deep indignation and compassion. --Spenser. 3. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; -- often applied to fallen women. Man is frail, and prone to evil. --Jer. Taylor.

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