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brittle

Synonyms of brittle in English:

adjective

  • 1 glass is a brittle material
    [Antonyms] flexible, resilient
  • 2 she began to speak in a brittle, staccato voice
    harsh, hard, sharp, strident, grating, rasping
    [Antonyms] soft
  • 3 a brittle young woman
    edgy, on edge, nervous, unstable, highly strung, anxious, tense, excitable, jumpy, skittish, neurotic, hysterical;
    sensitive, insecure;
    British  nervy
    informal uptight
    [Antonyms] relaxed, cool
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