characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms"
delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
something considered choice to eat
excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
affectedly dainty or refined
especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
easily broken or damaged or destroyed;
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"
made of or resembling lace; "a lacy gown"; "a lacy leaf"
having open interstices or resembling a web
in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"
yielding readily to pressure or weight
compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
(of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the piano passages in the composition"
not protected against attack (especially by nuclear wea