What Does Brittle Mean?

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Brittle means being hard but liable to shatter or breaking easily. Brittle materials have little elasticity, therefore easily fractured, cracked or snapped. For example, glass is brittle. Glass has a little tendency to strain before fracture.
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brit·tle
[brit-l]
ADJECTIVE [BRIT·TLER, BRIT·TLEST.]
1.
having hardness and rigidity but little tensile strength; breaking readily with a comparatively smooth fracture, as glass.
2.
easily damaged or destroyed; fragile; frail: a brittle marriage.
3.
lacking warmth, sensitivity, or compassion; aloof; self-centered: a self-possessed, cool, and rather brittle person.
4.
having a sharp, tense quality: a brittle tone of voice.
5.
unstable or impermanent; evanescent.
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