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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 Korean (딱딱하지만) 깨지기 쉬운…
in Arabic هَشّ…
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 Spanish quebradizo…
in Portuguese quebradiço, frágil…
in German spröde…
in Catalan fràgil, trencadís…
in Japanese (固いが)もろい, 壊れやすい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易碎的, 易碎的,脆的…
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