\\-ə̇l(l)ē, -īllē, -i\ adverb
: in a fragile manner

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fraˈgilely adverb
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Main Entry:fragile

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  • fragilely — fragile ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily broken or damaged. 2) delicate and vulnerable. DERIVATIVES fragilely adverb fragility noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «morally weak»: from Latin fragilis, from frangere to break …   English terms dictionary

  • Fragilely — Fragile Frag ile, a. [L. fragilis, from frangere to break; cf. F. fragile. See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Frail}, a.] Easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed. [1913 Webster] The state of ivy is tough, and not fragile. Bacon. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fragilely — See fragile. * * * …   Universalium

  • fragilely — adverb In a fragile way or manner …   Wiktionary

  • fragilely — frag·ile·ly …   English syllables

  • fragile — fragilely, adv. fragility /freuh jil i tee/, fragileness, n. /fraj euhl/; Brit. /fraj uyl/, adj. 1. easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: a fragile ceramic container; a very fragile alliance. 2. vulnerably delicate, as… …   Universalium

  • fragileness — See fragilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • fragility — See fragilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • fragile — [ fradʒʌɪl] adjective 1》 easily broken or damaged. 2》 not strong or sturdy. Derivatives fragilely adverb fragility noun Origin C15 (in the sense morally weak ): from L. fragilis, from frangere to break …   English new terms dictionary

  • fragile — /ˈfrædʒaɪl / (say frajuyl), Originally US / dʒəl/ (say juhl) adjective easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail: fragile porcelain; a fragile ceasefire. {Latin fragilis} –fragilely, adverb –fragility /frəˈdʒɪləti/ (say fruh… …  

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