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frail

noun

1 frail

The weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds.

Dutch: vijgenmand, vijgenmat



2 frail

A basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs).

adjective

1 frail

Physically weak.

Roget 961: impure; unclean etc. (dirty) 653; not to be mentioned to ears polite; immodest, shameless; indecorous, indelicate, indecent; Fescennine; loose, ... show more

Polish: wątły

2 frail

Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings:
— Frail humanity.

synonyms: fallible, imperfect, weak.

Roget 651: imperfect; not perfect etc. 650; deficient, defective; faulty, unsound, tainted; out of order, out of tune; cracked, leaky; sprung; ... show more

Roget 945: vicious; sinful; sinning etc. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; ... show more

Roget 605: irresolute, infirm of purpose, double-minded, half-hearted; undecided, unresolved, undetermined; shilly-shally; fidgety, tremulous; hesitating etc. v.; off one's balance; ... show more

Roget 328: brittle, brash [U.S.], breakable, weak, frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile; splitting etc. v.; lacerable, ... show more

3 frail

Easily broken or damaged or destroyed:
— A frail craft.

synonyms: delicate, fragile.

Roget 160: weak, feeble, debile; impotent etc. 158; relaxed, unnerved, etc. v.; sapless, strengthless, powerless; weakly, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Adamic, Adamite, Adamitic, abulic, afraid, ailing, airy, anthropocentric, anthropological, attenuate, attenuated, backsliding, boyish, breakable, brittle, brittle as glass, cachectic, capricious, carnal, changeable ... show more.

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