[syn: fragility, delicacy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fragility \Fra*gil"i*ty\, n. [L. fragilitas: cf. F.
fragilit['e]. Cf. Frailty.]
1. The condition or quality of being fragile; brittleness;
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: quality of being easily damaged or destroyed [syn:
fragility, breakability, frangibleness,
2: lack of physical strength [syn: fragility, delicacy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
68 Moby Thesaurus words for "fragility":
amiable weakness, breakability, breakableness, brittleness,
cachexia, cachexy, changeableness, chronic ill health, collapse,
crackability, crackableness, crispness, crumbliness, crushability,
crushableness, daintiness, debilitation, debility, decrepitude,
delicacy, delicate health, destructibility, disintegration,
effeminacy, enervation, exhaustion, feebleness, fissility,
flimsiness, fracturableness, frailty, frangibility, friability,
healthlessness, human frailty, hypochondria, hypochondriasis,
ill health, indecisiveness, infirmity, infirmity of will,
inherent vice, invalidism, invalidity, irresolution, lacerability,
languishing, languishment, lightness, moral weakness, morbidity,
morbidness, peakedness, poor health, sickliness, sleaziness,
slightness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unsubstantiality,
unwholesomeness, valetudinarianism, velleity, vulnerability,
wasting, weakliness, wispiness, womanishness