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英语解释:hard and likely to break or crack

英语解释:a crunchy candy made from caramel and nuts

hard but easily broken; delicate; easily damaged.
Substances like glass and porcelain which break easily are brittle. The dry branches of a tree are brittle, because they are broken easily. Friendships or relationships which cannot last long, and end for the slightest of reasons, are brittle. Brittle peace or brittle cease-fire agreements last only for a short time and are easily violated. A person with a brittle temperament is one who looks happy, but is nervous. A brittle laugh has a hard, sharp, and unpleasant sound, indicating a lack of warmth.