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"fragile" in American English

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fragileadjective

us   /ˈfrædʒ·əl, -ɑɪl/
easily damaged, broken, or harmed: a fragile piece of metal Their argument showed us just how fragile the teammate relationship can be. I feel fragile, as if a breath of wind could knock me over.
fragility
noun [U] us   /frəˈdʒɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
She was a strong woman, with no hint of fragility about her.
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"fragile" in British English

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fragileadjective

uk   /ˈfrædʒ.aɪl/ us   /ˈfrædʒ.əl/
C2 easily damaged, broken, or harmed: Be careful with that vase - it's very fragile. The assassination could do serious damage to the fragile peace agreement that was signed last month. I felt rather fragile (= weak) for a few days after the operation.UK humorous No breakfast for me, thanks - I'm feeling a little fragile (= ill, upset, or tired) after last night's party.
fragility
noun [U] uk   /frəˈdʒɪl.ə.ti/ us   /frəˈdʒɪl.ə.t̬i/
The collapse of the bank is an ominous reminder of the fragility of the world's banking system.
(Definition of fragile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fragile" in Business English

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fragileadjective

uk   /ˈfrædʒaɪl/ us   /ˈfrædʒəl/
easily harmed, damaged, or broken: The fragile economy is under the pressure of floods at home and rising oil prices abroad. The changes would be disastrous for the fragile recovery of the UK's oil and gas industry.
(Definition of fragile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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