Brittle

Definition of Brittle

Brit´tle
a.1.Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious<- contrast to flexible; usually hard ->.
Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece
Of fine-cut crystal.
- Cotton.
Brittle silver ore
the mineral stephanite.

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