Definition of frail :
1. A basket made of rushes, used chiefly for containing figs and raisins.
2. A rush for weaving baskets.
3. Easily broken; fragile; not firm or durable; liable to fail and perish; easily destroyed; not tenacious of life; weak; infirm.
4. Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; also, unchaste; - often applied to fallen women.
6. The quantity of raisins - about thirty- two, fifty- six, or seventy- five pounds, - contained in a frail.
unaccented, sapless, fallible, watery, debile, human, sick, washy, thin, tenuous, strong, insubstantial, imperfect, unsubstantial, light, ticklish, dainty, touchy, weakly, unsound, puny, slight, finespun, study at weak
brittle (part of speech: adjective)
weak (part of speech: adjective)
feeble (part of speech: adjective)
- He was alarmed not for himself, but for his wife, who was very frail and delicate in health, and ill fitted to bear any unusual exposure. - "Rollo in Holland", Jacob Abbott.
- Here is the letter:- Good sister,- I am very sorry to hear the loss of our good brother, whose short time gives us a sad example of our frail condition. - "The-Love-Letters-of-Dorothy-Osborne-to-Sir-William-Temple-1652-54", Osborne, Dorothy.
- He had thought her frail. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.