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frail

adjective uk   /freɪl/ us  
C2 weak or unhealthy, or easily damaged, broken, or harmed: a frail old lady I last saw him just last week and thought how old and frail he looked. the country's frail economy
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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