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Synonyms for brittle

Noun

1. brittle, toffee, toffy, candy, confect
usage: caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Adjective

1. brittle, brickle, brickly, breakable (vs. unbreakable)
usage: having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"
2. brittle, coldhearted (vs. warmhearted)
usage: lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman"
3. brittle, unannealed, untempered (vs. tempered), unhardened
usage: (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
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