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(noun, adj.sat, adj.)


There are 9 meanings of the word Brittle.

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Brittle - as a noun

Caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

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Brittle - as an adjective satellite

Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped

Example: "Brittle bones"

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Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

Example: "A brittle and calculating woman"

(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured

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Brittle - as an adjective

Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.

Example: "A diamond is hard but brittle."

Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.

Example: "Shortbread is my favorite cold pastry, yet being so brittle it crumbles easily, and a lot goes to waste."

Said of rocks and minerals with a conchoidal fracture; capable of being knapped or flaked.

Emotionally fragile, easily offended.

Example: "What a brittle personality! a little misunderstanding and he's an emotional wreck."

Diabetes that is characterized by dramatic swings in blood sugar level.

Example Sentences

"The dry leaves were brittle and crumbled under my feet."
"My grandmother's bones became brittle as she aged."
"I bit into the ice cream and it was so cold it felt brittle."
"The brittle branches snapped off the tree during the storm."
"The old book's pages were yellow and brittle."
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Word Game Points

Is BRITTLE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, brittle is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BRITTLE has a SCRABBLE points total of 9.

Is BRITTLE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, brittle is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BRITTLE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is BRITTLE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, brittle is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BRITTLE has a WORDFEUD points total of 10.

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