хлипкий

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Etymology[edit]

Dialectally also хли́бкий (xlíbkij), хлибко́й (xlibkój), хли́бый (xlíbyj); inherited from Proto-Slavic *xlibъkъ. Cognate with хли́бать (xlíbatʹ, to fall ill, to shake from weakness), also хли́бить (xlíbitʹ).

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хли́пкий (xlípkij) (rare/awkward comparative (по)хли́пче)

  1. (low colloquial) weak, fragile, flimsy
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) frail, sickly, puny
  3. (low colloquial) shaky, unsteady
  4. (low colloquial) weak-willed, spineless
  5. (low colloquial) watery, diluted

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