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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a feeble, weak, or delicate manner.

Usage examples (16)
  • Now he opened his heavy eyes, wrinkled his forehead, and the little hand that emerged frailly from the enormous cuff wrote a few words in the great volume.
  • Motherless herself, she had soon discovered that the frailly beautiful, sad-faced woman who had come to live with her somewhat irascible godparent, filled a gap in her...
  • But it was a nacreous white all over and frailly built, with a triangular face occupied mostly with shining dark eyes, hair like cobwebs and steam, long spidery hands on...
  • To point out one of those aspects, the new heads in the government, mainly holding the vital portfolios, seem to have clinched to the politics of appeasement, be it appeasing... for more
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