Meaning of BRITTLE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ brɪt(ə)l ]
An object or substance that is brittle is hard but easily broken.
Pine is brittle and breaks.
...the dry, brittle ends of the hair.
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...
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006