Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun frail

2 senses of frail

Sense 1
frail -- (the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds)
       => weight unit, weight -- (a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan")

Sense 2
frail -- (a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs))
       => basket, handbasket -- (a container that is usually woven and has handles)

Antonyms of adj frail

3 senses of frail

Sense 1
frail (vs. robust) -- (physically weak; "an invalid's frail body")

robust (vs. frail) -- (sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial")
        => beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly -- (muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term")
        => big-boned -- (having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh)
        => big-chested, chesty -- (marked by a large or well-developed chest; "he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed")
        => big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, square-shouldered -- (having broad shoulders; "big-shouldered and heavy-armed")
        => cast-iron, iron -- (extremely robust; "an iron constitution")
        => hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy -- (having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes")
        => hardy -- (able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions; "strawberries are hardy and easy to grow"; "camels are tough and hardy creatures")
        => half-hardy -- ((of plants) requiring protection from frost; "half-hardy annuals")
        => heavy-armed -- (having massive arms; "he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed")
        => square-built -- (broad and solidly built)
        => vigorous -- (strong and active physically or mentally; "a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson)

Sense 2
fallible, frail, imperfect, weak -- (wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity")

INDIRECT (VIA human) -> nonhuman -- (not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees")

Sense 3
delicate, fragile, frail -- (easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft")

INDIRECT (VIA breakable) -> unbreakable -- (impossible to break especially under ordinary usage; "unbreakable plastic dinnerwear")

Similarity of adj frail

3 senses of frail

Sense 1
frail (vs. robust) -- (physically weak; "an invalid's frail body")
       => decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly -- (lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless")
       => light-boned -- (having a bone structure that is light with respect to the surrounding flesh)
          Also See-> delicate#1; weak#1

Sense 2
fallible, frail, imperfect, weak -- (wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity")
       => human (vs. nonhuman) -- (having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty")

Sense 3
delicate, fragile, frail -- (easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft")
       => breakable (vs. unbreakable) -- (capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully")

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