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Adjective
Hard but liable to break easily
“Ageing brain corals, brittle firecorals and delicate seafans are easily dislodged from their anchorages by the fierce breakers.”
Adjective
Appearing decisive or cheerful but unstable or nervous within
“There's the Uniform Man, who is emotionally insecure, with a rigid and brittle temperament.”
Adjective
Lacking in friendliness or warmth of feeling
“… a brittle apology that was anything but heartfelt.”
Adjective
Hard or sharp in quality
“She smokes and drinks and engages in brittle chatter, laughing through it all as if men, love, life were sports in which she was the Olympic medallist.”
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