Definitions of brittle:
  • noun:   caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • adjective:   (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
  • adjective:   lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
    Example: "A brittle and calculating woman"
  • adjective:   having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    Example: "Brittle bones"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #27934)

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