Definitions and translations for "brittle"

Definition of brittle

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Adjective
1. Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.
Cast iron is much more brittle than forged iron.
A diamond is hard but brittle.
2. Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.
3. Said of rocks and minerals with a conchoidal fracture; capable of being knapped or flaked.
4. Emotionally fragile, easily offended.
What a brittle personality! A little misunderstanding and he's an emotional wreck.
5. Diabetes that is characterized by dramatic swings in blood sugar level.
Noun
6. A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.
As a child, my favorite candy was peanut brittle.
7. Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.
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English - English - brittle

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adj. friable; fragile, breakable; sensitive

English - Spanish - brittle

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adj. quebradizo, frágil, resquebradizo

English - French - brittle

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adj. friable; fragile, cassable; sensible; cassant

English - German - brittle

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adj. spröde; zerbrechlich; empfindlich

English - Indonesian - brittle

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n. bros
a. rapuh, bangsai, getis, mubut

English - Italian - brittle

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agg. fragile; friabile; secco

English - Polish - brittle

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a. kruchy, łamliwy, chrupki

English - Portuguese - brittle

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adj. sensível; delicado; frágil

English - Romanian - brittle

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a. sfărâmicios, fragil

English - Russian - brittle

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прил. хрупкий, ломкий

English - Turkish - brittle

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s. kolay kırılır, kırılgan, gevrek, kıtır kıtır, nazik, ince, hassas

English - Ukrainian - brittle

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a. крихкий, смертний, ламкий

English - Dutch - brittle

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bn. broos, bros; breekbaar

English - Greek - brittle

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επίθ. εύθραυστος, δυσπροσάρμοστος

English - Arabic - brittle

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‏هش، جاف، غير مبالي‏

English - Chinese - brittle

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(形) 脆的, 易碎的; 易生气的, 难相处的, 敏感的; 易损坏的; 不友好的, 冷淡的

English - Chinese - brittle

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(形) 脆的, 易碎的; 易生氣的, 難相處的, 敏感的; 易損壞的; 不友好的, 冷淡的

English - Hindi - brittle

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a. टूटने योग्य, सीशे की तरह टूटनेवाला, नाज़ुक

English - Japanese - brittle

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(形) 壊れやすい, 脆い; はかない; 怒りっぽい; 素っ気無い

English - Korean - brittle

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형. 부서지기 쉬운; 깨지기 쉬운; 예민한

English - Vietnamese - brittle

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a. mỏng mảnh, dể bể, dòn
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Synonyms for brittle
fragile: breakable, inelastic, crisp, frail, frangible
Verb forms for brittle
Present participle: brittling
Present: brittle (3.person: brittles)
Past: brittled
Future: will brittle
Present conditional: would brittle
Present Perfect: have brittled (3.person: has brittled)
Past Perfect: had brittled
Future Perfect: will have brittled
Past conditional: would have brittled