friable
[ frahy-uh-buhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from French, or from Latin friabilis, from friare ‘to crumble’
Synonyms
  • breakable
  • crumbly
  • fragile
Antonyms
  • hard
  • solid
  • strong
Definition
easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly
Example
The dry clay soil was friable between her fingers.
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