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Meaning of FRAGILITY

Pronunciation:  fru'jilitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lack of physical strength
  2. [n]  quality of being easily damaged or destroyed

FRAGILITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: breakability, delicacy
 See Also: vulnerability, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fra*gil"i*ty\, n. [L. fragilitas: cf. F.
fragilit['e]. Cf. {Frailty}.]
1. The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness;
   frangibility. --Bacon.

2. Weakness; feebleness.

         An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is
         almost essential to it [beauty].      --Burke.

3. Liability to error and sin; frailty. [Obs.]

         The fragility and youthful folly of Qu. Fabius.

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