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What is another word for frail?

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Adjective
Physically weak, lacking in strength
“It can cause infections, especially among elderly or frail people.”
Adjective
Physically slight or puny
“One poignant story relates how a slight and frail boy disappeared toward the barn when told that a cave-in had blocked any hope for escape.”
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Physically slender, skinny or thin
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“Her dad kept telling her that she was still skinny and frail, that they would have to put some meat on her bones.”
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Sick or infirm, lacking vitality
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“She was frail with an illness that doctors could not diagnose.”
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Mentally or physically infirm due to old age
“He presently saw a frail old man, something of a hunchback, slowly descending towards him with an urn balanced on one shoulder.”
Adjective
Easily hurt or wounded
“I'd tactfully arranged to swallow my disgust, avoid a row, and spare your frail ego all my killer blows.”
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Of unsound structure, easily damaged or broken
“The attempt to accurately identify the frail foundations of the organization is an important exercise.”
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Shaky, lacking in stability
“His beard turned white, and the wiry, dynamic frame became frail and tottery, so that he was unable to walk without support.”
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Light or flimsy in structure or construction
“The dog seized her frock in its teeth and dragged on it till the frail fabric tore away.”
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Weak in character or will
“He was a man of frail character, unworthy of attention and confidence.”
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Easily persuaded, led or tempted
“She no longer concerns herself with material things that entice the frail minds of women and men alike.”
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Lacking conviction or force
“It was obvious he wasn't buying my frail attempt at a cover story.”
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Small or improbable in the degree of likelihood
“They also ratified his vision of the war's conclusion and eliminated the final, frail possibility of a negotiated peace.”
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Being naturally susceptible to weaknesses or error
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Lacking sufficient power or strength
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Inadequately fed
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Suffering from anaemia
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An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
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Lacking any form of defense
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Marked by, or given to, unsteady movements
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Relating to the physical or biological condition or needs of being human
Adjective
Having faults or errors
Noun
An adult human female
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