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brit·tle

brittle

 
 
pronunciation:
brI tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: brittler, brittlest
definition: easily broken.
The branches were dry and brittle, so we broke them up and easily started our campfire.
antonyms:
flexible
similar words:
breakable, delicate, fragile, frail
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a candy made in sheets containing sugar and nuts.
similar words:
candy
derivations: brittlely (brittly) (adv.), brittleness (n.)
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