Translation of frail in Spanish:


débil, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfreɪ(ə)l/ /freɪl/

adjective frailer, frailest

  • 1

    (physically delicate)
    (person) débil
    (person) delicado
    (health) delicado
    • During the day the bus takes vulnerable and frail people on shopping trips and outings.
    • We are bombarded with images of elderly people being frail and sickly.
    • He was desperately frail, too weak to move his limbs but still strong enough to let out that cry which tears at every human heart.
    • He was always treated by his parents as the baby of the family and, rather surprisingly, they considered him a sickly and frail child when it appears that this was not the case.
    • As a child in Germany he was frail and sickly, and because of this he became obsessed with his body image.
    • That would mean each vulnerable member of society, from frail pensioner to neglected child, being given the time and care they needed.
    • Many private homes have closed, being unable to meet the standards, disrupting the lives of many elderly and very frail people.
    • They will be frail people with lung disease, and most will never know that it was influenza which pushed them off the edge.
    • She added that had it been an elderly or frail person who was attacked, the whole situation could have been far worse.
    • Certainly given the difficult start he had in life it was indeed a miracle that he was able to achieve so much but, however, he remained a frail person all his life.
    • It can cause infections, especially among elderly or frail people.
    • For frail people in the community, frequent reviews and adjustments of their care plans are likely to be needed.
    • The frail woman thanked the people who came to meet her and honour her father as well.
    • No one said anything but it was obvious that the whole village was thinking that if those strong healthy people tried and failed what chance could a small frail woman have.
    • Now the frail pensioner - who has recently undergone a hip replacement operation - says she doesn't know how she will cope until she collects her next pension.
    • A woman who watched her frail mother lie in agony after she developed bedsores at a private care home has vowed to help prevent elderly and immobile patients from having to endure the same pain.
    • Microsurgery and improved chemotherapy have made treatment less risky, and therefore an option for frail patients.
    • Doctors have been trying to build up the frail boy's strength before any attempts are made to fix his swollen heart - the result of a birth defect.
    • The 90-year-old widow still kept lots of the old records she used to play at dance clubs all over the area, even after she was too frail to dance herself.
    • Carers often feel stressed and isolated and some have given up their own careers and friends to look after a sick or frail family member, friend or a child with disabilities.
  • 2

    (morally weak)
    (spirit/flesh/mortals) débil
    • Reviewers and critics frequently refuse to be honest about Australian movies because they believe this will damage the frail home industry.
    • With the numerous difficulties the country is experiencing due to the frail economy, Zambia has depended on such close allies to surmount her difficulties.
    • Markets will continue to wait for war and, in the process, further slow down an already frail economy.
    • The frail economies and volatile politics of some Pacific countries were also a concern for the leaders.
    • To bridge a gap is not to eliminate it; some bridges are robust and reliable but others are frail, brittle, and easily undone by outside circumstances.
    • Returning to the comfortable confines and relative tranquillity of his bedroom armed with just a keyboard, rickety drum machine and a guitar Ted started to write frail pop moments.
    • Yet at the same time, it is so frail that one small piece of magnet, held nearby, can distort it totally.
    • The country's administrative capabilities and public health services have remained frail and ineffective.
    • All of humanity there, frail and complicated and beautiful.
    • If you use it then you will likely to be perceived as brave or the opposite of coward or frail.
    • That's what public relations propaganda is all about - conning frail, vain humans.
    • People are frail and make stupid mistakes and one kiss in a bar is not the end of the world, especially when she feels so bad about it.
  • 3

    (table/boat) precario
    (table/boat) endeble
    (petal) frágil
  • 4

    (faint, unlikely)
    (hope/chance) vago
    (hope/chance) remoto