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Synonyms for brittle
ˈbrɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brittle, toffee, toffy(adj)

    caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

    Synonyms:
    toffy, toffee

    Antonyms:
    tempered, warmhearted, unbreakable, treated, hardened, toughened

  2. brittle, brickle, brickly(adj)

    having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped

    "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, treated, toughened, warmhearted, tempered, hardened

  3. brittle(adj)

    lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

    "a brittle and calculating woman"

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    Antonyms:
    toughened, treated, warmhearted, unbreakable, tempered, hardened

  4. brittle, unannealed(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, toughened, warmhearted, hardened, tempered, treated

Wiktionary

  1. brittle(noun)

    Synonyms:
    brickle

  2. brittle(noun)

    (Mass Noun) A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.

    Synonyms:
    brickle

  3. brittle(noun)

    (Mass Noun) Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.

    Synonyms:
    brickle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brittle(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fragile, crumbling, shivery, frail, frangible, BRASH, easily broken (into pieces), easily shivered

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brittle(a)

    Synonyms:
    frangible, crisp, friable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "brittle":

    friable, fragile, frail

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How to use brittle in a sentence?

  1. Edi Rama:

    Peace is brittle and a big burden on our shoulders so we need ... concrete help from the European Union and the European Commission, we can get more support together than on our own, to maximize the gains for our peoples.

  2. Esther Perel:

    If a man sees a woman as brittle, he may love her with a sense of extra burden.

  3. Tom Robbins:

    Meditation... disolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.

  4. Christine Lagarde:

    We believe that global growth is still too low, too brittle and too lopsided.

  5. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.

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