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brittle

adjective uk   /ˈbrɪt.l̩/  us   /ˈbrɪt̬-/

brittle adjective (EASILY BROKEN)

delicate and easily broken: As you get older your bones become increasingly brittle. The pond was covered in a brittle layer of ice.

brittle adjective (UNKIND)

unkind and unpleasant: She gave a brittle laugh and turned away.
Translations of “brittle”
in Arabic هَشّ…
in Korean (딱딱하지만) 깨지기 쉬운…
in Malaysian rapuh…
in French cassant…
in Turkish kolay kırılır, gevrek…
in Italian fragile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 易碎的, 易碎的,脆的…
in Russian хрупкий…
in Polish kruchy…
in Vietnamese dễ vỡ…
in Spanish quebradizo…
in Portuguese quebradiço, frágil…
in Thai เปราะ…
in German spröde…
in Catalan fràgil, trencadís…
in Japanese (固いが)もろい, 壊れやすい…
in Indonesian rapuh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易碎的, 易碎的,脆的…
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