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Definition 1: caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for brittle in the sense of this definition

(brittle is a kind of ...) a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

(... is a kind of brittle ) brittle containing peanuts

Definition 2: having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brittle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brittle bones
  • glass is brittle
  • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

Synonyms for brittle in the sense of this definition

(brittle is similar to ...) capable of being broken or damaged

"earthenware pottery is breakable" "breakable articles should be packed carefully"

Definition 3: lacking warmth and generosity of spirit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brittle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a brittle and calculating woman

(brittle is similar to ...) lacking in sympathy or feeling

Definition 4: (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for brittle in the sense of this definition

(brittle is similar to ...) not brought to a proper consistency or hardness

"untempered mortar" "untempered steel"

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