brittle

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brittle

adjective
brit·​tle | \ ˈbri-tᵊl \
brittler\ ˈbrit-​lər, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​ər \; brittlest\ ˈbrit-​ləst, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​əst \
1a easily broken, cracked, or snapped
1b easily disrupted, overthrown, or damaged : frail
2a perishable, mortal
2b transitory, evanescent
3 easily hurt or offended : sensitive
4 sharp
5 lacking warmth, depth, or generosity of spirit
6 medical : affected with or being a form of type 1 diabetes characterized by large and unpredictable fluctuations in blood glucose level
noun

brittle

adjective
brit·​tle | \ ˈbri-tᵊl \
brittler\ ˈbrit-​lər, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​ər \; brittlest\ ˈbrit-​ləst, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​əst \
1a easily broken, cracked, or snapped
1b easily disrupted, overthrown, or damaged : frail
2a perishable, mortal
2b transitory, evanescent
3 easily hurt or offended : sensitive
4 sharp
5 lacking warmth, depth, or generosity of spirit
6 medical : affected with or being a form of type 1 diabetes characterized by large and unpredictable fluctuations in blood glucose level
noun
a

brittle

adjective
brit·​tle | \ ˈbri-tᵊl \
brittler\ ˈbrit-​lər, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​ər \; brittlest\ ˈbrit-​ləst, ˈbri-​tᵊl-​əst \
1a easily broken, cracked, or snapped
1b easily disrupted, overthrown, or damaged : frail
2a perishable, mortal
2b transitory, evanescent
3 easily hurt or offended : sensitive
4 sharp
5 lacking warmth, depth, or generosity of spirit
6 medical : affected with or being a form of type 1 diabetes characterized by large and unpredictable fluctuations in blood glucose level
noun
a candy made with caramelized sugar and nuts spread in thin sheets

The candy was so brittle, prone to break in the package, that they decided to put nuts in it and just call it “peanut brittle”

The candy was so brittle, prone to break in the package, that they decided to put nuts in it and just call it “peanut brittle”

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