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Definitions of brittle

  1. caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Apt to break: easily broken. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Apt to break; fragile; not tough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Easily broken; not tough. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for brittle

  1. " You have made your point, Mr. Alhamid," he said in a brittle voice. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  2. Tahajo, ancient and brittle as the stalks around them, bent over and brushed Atiba's dusty feet. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover