Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brittle

1 sense of brittle

Sense 1
brittle, toffee, toffy -- (caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets)
       => candy, confect -- (a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts)

Antonyms of adj brittle

3 senses of brittle

Sense 1
brittle, brickle, brickly -- (having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal")

INDIRECT (VIA breakable) -> unbreakable -- (impossible to break especially under ordinary usage; "unbreakable plastic dinnerwear")

Sense 2
brittle -- (lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman")

INDIRECT (VIA coldhearted) -> warmhearted -- (marked by warmth of feeling like kindness and sympathy and generosity; "gave a warmhearted welcome to the stranger")

Sense 3
brittle, unannealed -- ((of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured)

INDIRECT (VIA untempered) -> tempered, treated, hardened, toughened -- (made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")

Similarity of adj brittle

3 senses of brittle

Sense 1
brittle, brickle, brickly -- (having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal")
       => breakable (vs. unbreakable) -- (capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully")

Sense 2
brittle -- (lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman")
       => coldhearted (vs. warmhearted) -- (lacking in sympathy or feeling)

Sense 3
brittle, unannealed -- ((of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured)
       => untempered (vs. tempered), unhardened -- (not brought to a proper consistency or hardness; "untempered mortar"; "untempered steel")

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