Meaning of “brittle” in the English Dictionary

"brittle" in British English

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brittleadjective

uk /ˈbrɪt.əl/ us /ˈbrɪt̬.əl/

brittle adjective (UNKIND)

unkind and unpleasant:

She gave a brittle laugh and turned away.

(Definition of “brittle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brittle" in American English

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brittleadjective

us /ˈbrɪt̬·əl/

delicate and easily broken:

As you get older your bones become increasingly brittle.

(Definition of “brittle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)