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