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brittle

美国发音:['brɪt(ə)l]
英国发音:['brɪt(ə)l]

[adj]
英语解释:hard and likely to break or crack
常见翻译:易碎的,脆的;脆弱的;易损坏的

[n]
英语解释:a crunchy candy made from caramel and nuts
常见翻译:薄片脆糖

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.