Fragile and Tough


Fragile adjective - Easily broken.
Usage example: attaching the beautiful but fragile ornaments to the Christmas tree is always a touchy operation

Tough is an antonym for fragile in topics: fine, breakable.

Nearby Word: fragility


Tough adjective - Able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure.
Usage example: this is a tough plant that easily withstands harsh winters

Fragile is an antonym for tough in topics: sturdy, obstinate, difficult.

Nearby Words: toughness, toughen, toughening, tougher, toughed

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / The Closer Fragile Flower: Despite being a tough Action Girl, our heroine is always one blink away from tearing up.
  • Mecha-Mooks Subverted in that these robots are incredibly tough and not the least bit fragile.
    Source: Mecha-Mooks
  • Comic Book / Sin City Fragile Speedster: As Marv proves, Kevin isn't so tough when he can't hop around.
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