One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was anxious about her fragile porcelain’
breakable, easily broken, brittle, frangible, smashable, splintery, flimsy, weak, frail, insubstantial, delicate, dainty, fine
2‘moves were made to consolidate the fragile ceasefire’
tenuous, easily broken, easily destroyed, easily threatened, vulnerable, perilous, flimsy, shaky, rocky, risky, unreliable, suspect, nebulous, unsound, insecure
informal iffy, dicey
British informal dodgy
3‘she is still very fragile after her ordeal’
weak, delicate, frail, debilitated, tottery, shaky, trembly, ill, unwell, ailing, poorly, sickly, infirm, feeble, enfeebled, unsound
British informal dicky
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