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frail

adjective [-er/-est only]  /freɪl/ us  
physically weak, or easily damaged, broken, or harmed: He’s always in frail health. The shirt is old and frail, and the threads look ready to part.
Translations of “frail”
in Korean 허약한…
in Arabic واهِن, ضَعيف…
in French frêle…
in Turkish zayıf, çelimsiz, güçsüz…
in Italian debole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脆弱的, 虛弱的, 易碎的…
in Russian хрупкий, хилый…
in Polish wątły…
in Spanish débil, delicado…
in Portuguese frágil, fraco…
in German gebrechlich…
in Catalan fràgil, delicat…
in Japanese 虚弱な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脆弱的, 虚弱的, 易碎的…
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