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Synonyms for brittleˈbrɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brittle, toffee, toffy(adj)

    caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

    Synonyms:
    toffy, brittle, toffee

    Antonyms:
    tempered, warmhearted, unbreakable, treated, hardened, toughened

  2. brittle, brickle, brickly(adj)

    having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped

    "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle, brittle

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, treated, toughened, warmhearted, tempered, hardened

  3. brittle(adj)

    lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

    "a brittle and calculating woman"

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle

    Antonyms:
    toughened, treated, warmhearted, unbreakable, tempered, hardened

  4. brittle, unannealed(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    brickly, unannealed, brickle, brittle

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, toughened, warmhearted, hardened, tempered, treated

Wiktionary

  1. brittle(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    brickle

  2. brittle(noun)

    (Mass Noun) A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.

    Synonyms:
    brickle

  3. brittle(noun)

    (Mass Noun) Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.

    Synonyms:
    brickle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brittle(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fragile, crumbling, shivery, frail, frangible, BRASH, easily broken (into pieces), easily shivered

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

friable, fragile, frail


Translations for brittle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обидчив, чуплив, крехък, чувствителен, трошливBulgarian
  • fràgil, trencadísCatalan, Valencian
  • přecitlivělý, lámavý, křehký, citlivýCzech
  • skøreDanish
  • mürbe, bröckelig, kühl, spröde, morsch, brüchig, Krokant, reizbarGerman
  • frágil, friable, quebradizo, crocanteSpanish
  • hauras, krokantti, herkkätunteinen, herkkä, haperoFinnish
  • fragile, croquantFrench
  • so-vrisheyManx
  • grillázsHungarian
  • brothættIcelandic
  • fragileItalian
  • kōtihetihe, of timberMāori
  • bros, breekbaarDutch
  • sprøNorwegian
  • kruchyPolish
  • хрупкий, чувствительный, ломкий, обидчивый, беззащитный, уязвимыйRussian

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