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  • Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure: brittle bones.
  • Easily damaged or disrupted; fragile: a brittle friendship. See Synonyms at fragile.
  • Difficult to deal with; snappish: a brittle disposition.
  • Lacking warmth of feeling; cold: a reputation for being brittle and aloof.
  • Brilliantly sharp, as in percussive sound.
  • Perishable.
  • Fleeting; transitory.
  • A confection of caramelized sugar to which nuts are added: walnut brittle.