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Synonyms for brittle
ˈbrɪt lbrit·tle

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  1. brittlenoun


  2. brittlenoun

    Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.


  3. brittleadjective

    Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.


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  1. brittle, toffee, toffyadjective

    caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

    toffy, toffee

    tempered, warmhearted, unbreakable, treated, hardened, toughened

  2. brittle, brickle, bricklyadjective

    having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped

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

    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    unbreakable, treated, toughened, warmhearted, tempered, hardened

  3. brittleadjective

    lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

    "a brittle and calculating woman"

    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    toughened, treated, warmhearted, unbreakable, tempered, hardened

  4. brittle, unannealedadjective

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

    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    unbreakable, toughened, warmhearted, hardened, tempered, treated

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brittleadjective

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

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  1. brittleadjective

    frangible, crisp, friable

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "brittle":

    friable, fragile, frail

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  1. Christine Lagarde:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Paul Byrne:

    Think of like a Milky Way bar or a Mars bar, its where the chocolate and caramel touch, that depth, you can treat that as the thickness of the brittle, rigid layer.

  4. Tom Robbins:

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

  5. Esther Perel:

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

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