brittle

[Brit┬Ětle]

Something brittle is easily broken. Do you have brittle bones? Then no football or rugby for you.

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Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.

Noun
caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Adjective S.
having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle'' and `brickly'' are dialectal"

Adjective S.
(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured

Adjective S.
lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman"


a.
Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.


Brittle

Brit"tle , a. [OE. britel, brutel, AS. bryttian to dispense, fr. bre'a2tan to break; akin to Icel. brytja, Sw. bryta, Dan. bryde. Cf. Brickle.] Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece Of fine-cut crystal.
Brittle silver ore, the mineral stephanite.

Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.

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