Meaning of BRITTLE in English


I. adjective (~r; ~st) Etymology: Middle English britil; akin to Old English brēotan to break, Old Norse brjōta Date: 14th century 1. easily broken, cracked, or snapped , easily disrupted, overthrown, or damaged ; frail , 2. perishable , mortal , transitory , evanescent , easily hurt or offended ; sensitive , sharp , lacking warmth, depth, or generosity of spirit ; cold , affected with or being a form of type 1 diabetes characterized by large and unpredictable fluctuations in blood glucose level, see: fragile ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 1913 a candy made with caramelized sugar and nuts spread in thin sheets

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