adjective, frail·er, frail·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM frailfrailly, adverbfrailness, noun
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First, the movement of water could create frail,exposed crust.Mars’s mascara-like streaks may be caused by slush and landslides|Charlie Wood|February 3, 2021|Popular Science
Through committing herself to the frail bird’s recovery, Bloom realized she was feeling better, and watching Penguin become more independent made her want that for herself, too.The True Story Behind the New Netflix Film Penguin Bloom|Annabel Gutterman|January 27, 2021|Time
Of those deaths, 13 have so far been autopsied, with the results suggesting that common side effects may have contributed to severe reactions in frail, elderly people, according to the Norwegian Medicines Agency.Sick patients over 80 could be a COVID vaccine risk, Norwegian health officials warn|Katherine Dunn|January 15, 2021|Fortune
They’re intended to care for these elderly and frail residents and you have these schemes that are siphoning them away.Profit and pain: How California’s largest nursing home chain amassed millions as scrutiny mounted|Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Alice Crites, Will Englund|December 31, 2020|Washington Post
The by-now old and frail dog wags his tail to greet his master for whom he had patiently waited, and then promptly dies.Traveling through the pandemic in the company of dogs|Walter Nicklin|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
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.
He opened his eyes and he held my hand with his so-very-frail one, veins showing blue through his skin.
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.
I had no sooner stepped upon the frail structure when it suddenly and unaccountably gave way in the middle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Occasionally, over a narrow stream, a frail footbridge would be built.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Her exquisite, frail beauty held a strength that mocked the worship in his eyes and voice.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He brought us again to where the frail little woman determined to fight death with death.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
He was a narrow-headed man with frail-looking sloped shoulders and a thin triangle of face.