easily broken or damaged [= delicate; ≠ strong]:
Be careful with that vase - it's very fragile.
a fragile situation is one that is weak or uncertain, and likely to become worse under pressure [≠ strong]:
the country's fragile economy
Relations between the two countries are in a fragile state.
the party's fragile unity
a weak physical condition because of illness
thin and delicate:
5 British English
if someone feels fragile they feel ill, especially because they have drunk too much alcohol
—fragility noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: weak
person: puny, feeble, weedy British English, frail, fragile, powerless, vulnerable
thing: fragile, delicate, flimsy, rickety, badly made, jerry-built
➔ See also weak