fragile fragile  /f ˈræ dʒəl/


  1. (adj) easily broken or damaged or destroyed
  2. (adj) vulnerably delicate
  3. (adj) lacking substance or significance



  1. Cari Wheeler, center, and her dad Gary Boyer, seated, did not know they carried the fragile X trait until Max, center, was born with fragile X syndrome.
  2. The young boys soon broke the fragile toy, but the memory of its faltering flight across their living room stayed with them.
  3. The financial system proved too fragile to handle the stress.


  1. Burbank City Moving Company Provides Tips on How to Move Fragile Objects in Burbank, Los Angeles

    Melrose Moving Company ( ), announces new blog, “Tips for Moving Fragile Objects Pieces in Burbank, Los Angeles!” (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Internal Affairs: Which San Jose council members brought home the bacon? We take a look

    In an era of still-fragile finances, few dare call it pork. But San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's budget message last week included a clutch of nearly two dozen earmarks from City Council members.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. World Bank, U.N. join hands in conflict zones but face hurdles

    By Anna Yukhananov (Reuters) - When the heads of the World Bank and the United Nations flew into the violence-wracked African city of Goma on a cloudy day last month, it was the first time the giants of international development had joined forces in the struggle to help the world's most fragile regions. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon traveled to three ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "This morning some of them continued their fire, provoking what we had warned of," Olmert said. "This cease-fire is fragile and we must examine it minute by minute, hour by hour."
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: FOXNews

  2. "This provocative decision -- with the blessing of the International Olympic Committee -- could aggravate tensions and undermine the fragile process to find a peaceful long-term solution for Tibet and the region," said Human Rights in China...
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Sharon Hom Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "We leave the tournament knowing that we gave everything on the pitch. We are a very fragile team at times. We attack very well, but we have to know when to defend," the goalkeeper told the press after the game.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Claudio Bravo Source: ESPN STAR Sports

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /