Meaning of BRITTLE in English

BRITTLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ brɪt(ə)l ]

1.

An object or substance that is brittle is hard but easily broken.

Pine is brittle and breaks.

...the dry, brittle ends of the hair.

ADJ

2.

If you describe a situation, relationship, or someone’s mood as brittle , you mean that it is unstable, and may easily change.

These incidents suggest the peace in Northern Ireland is still brittle...

= fragile

ADJ

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