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fragile

adjective     /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.humorous No breakfast for me, thanks - I'm feeling rather fragile (= ill, upset, or tired) after last night's party.Fragile and breakable fragility     /frəˈdʒɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] The collapse of the bank is an ominous reminder of the fragility of the world's banking system.Fragile and breakable
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