HyperDic: brittle

English > 4 senses of the word brittle:
ADJECTIVEallbrittle, brickle, bricklyhaving little elasticity
allbrittlelacking warmth and generosity / generosity of spirit
allbrittle, unannealed(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
NOUNfoodbrittle, toffee, toffycaramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
brittle > pronunciation
Soundsbrih'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > brittle: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped.
Examples
  • "brittle bones"
  • "glass is brittle"
Synonymsbrickle, brickly
Broaderbreakablecapable of being broken or damaged
Spanishquebradizo
Catalantrencadís
Nounsbrittlenessfirm but easily broken
English > brittle: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking warmth and generosity / generosity of spirit.
Example"a brittle and calculating woman"
Broadercoldheartedlacking in sympathy / sympathy / sympathy or feeling
English > brittle: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured.
Synonymunannealed
Broaderuntempered, unhardenednot brought to a proper consistency or hardness
Spanishfrágil, quebradizo
Nounsbrittlenessfirm but easily broken
English > brittle: 4 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningcaramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets.
Synonymstoffee, toffy
Narrowerpeanut brittlebrittle containing peanuts
Broadercandy, confectA rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
Spanishcaramelo, tofe, toffee, toffy
Catalantoffy

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