adjective, frail·er, frail·est.
Origin of frail1
SYNONYMS FOR frail
Related formsfrail·ly, adverbfrail·ness, noun
Definition for frail (2 of 2)
Origin of frail2
Examples from the Web for frail
Alma Hitchcock, the times I saw her, was a frail, birdlike woman who looked angry about her infirmity.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was old, frail and handcuffed; 20 minutes later they had a crime to cover up.
You start losing all this weight and looking gaunt and frail.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Omran, who was 17 at the time, was completely bald, weak, and as frail as a burnt match.
In March 2013 the Séléka rebellion toppled the frail Bozizé regime.The Curse of CAR: Warlords, Blood Diamonds, and Dead Elephants|Christopher Day|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On over the crags and glaciers Tarrano guided their frail flying platform.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
The warm sunshine brought out numerous butterflies—it seemed strange to see these frail creatures fluttering across open snows!Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
I have in that great and interesting field of labor sacrificed the best part of my frail life.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger|Elihu G. Holland
If that craft were not so frail, we two would give you a merry spin for a mile or two.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
Do fleshly nerves and frail bodily organs converse with men?Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking