Frail and Tough


Frail adjective - Easily broken.
Usage example: a frail eggshell

Tough is an antonym for frail in topics: feeble, breakable.

Nearby Words: frailty, frailness


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

Frail is an antonym for tough.

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

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / UnReal World For example, the Kaumo are tough hunters, the Driik are physically-frail city builders, the Njerpez are violent slavers, etc.
  • Series / Kamen Rider Amazons Jin/Alpha is a tough and confident adult while Haruka/Omega is a frail and sensitive teenager.
  • Among the Children of the Light, the tough, skilled blademaster Eamon Valda is blackmailed into serving as a sort-of Dragon to the elderly, frail Rhadam Asunawa.
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