Associations to the word «Brittle»

Wiktionary

BRITTLE, adjective. Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.
BRITTLE, adjective. Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.
BRITTLE, adjective. (archaeology) Said of rocks and minerals with a conchoidal fracture; capable of being knapped or flaked.
BRITTLE, adjective. Emotionally fragile, easily offended.
BRITTLE, adjective. (informal) (proscribed) Diabetes that is characterized by dramatic swings in blood sugar level.
BRITTLE, noun. (uncountable) A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.
BRITTLE, noun. (uncountable) Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.
BRITTLE BONE DISEASE, noun. Osteogenesis imperfecta
BRITTLE HAIR SYNDROME, noun. Trichothiodystrophy
BRITTLE STAR, noun. Any of various echinoderms, of the class Ophiuroidea, that resemble starfish and have long, slender arms that regenerate when snapped off
BRITTLE STARS, noun. Plural of brittle star

Dictionary definition

BRITTLE, noun. Caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets.
BRITTLE, adjective. Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal".
BRITTLE, adjective. Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman".
BRITTLE, adjective. (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured.

Wise words

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