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Brittle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Brittle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brittle [ a.]
- Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.

Meaning of 'Brittle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brittle [ s]
Meaning (1):
- lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
Example in sentence:
  • a brittle and calculating woman
Meaning (2):
- having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
Example in sentence:
  • brittle bones;
  • glass is brittle;
  • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal