adjective, brit·tler, brit·tlest.
verb (used without object), brit·tled, brit·tling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM brittlebrit·tle·ness, nounun·brit·tle, adjectiveun·brit·tle·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for brittle
The old dam on New Hampshire’s Second Connecticut Lake is caked with brittle crusty ice when I arrive, and the surrounding hills shrouded in fresh snow.He escaped the cacophony by strapping on snowshoes and slipping into the Great North Woods|Miles Howard|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Slight or seemingly random perturbations to a dataset—often undetectable by the human eye—can enormously alter the final output, something dubbed “brittle” for an algorithm.2021 Could Be a Banner Year for AI—If We Solve These 4 Problems|Shelly Fan|January 5, 2021|Singularity Hub
More commonly, the root can be dug, washed, chopped, and roasted until brittle to create a steeping mixture that can be used like coffee grounds.
Even the denser rocks are much more porous and brittle than meteorites from similar asteroids that have been found on Earth.The asteroid Bennu’s brittle boulders may make grabbing a sample easier|Lisa Grossman|October 8, 2020|Science News
However during later times after the Industrial Age, craftsmen were able to achieve higher temperatures for impurity removal, and they further improved upon the process by mixing carbon that made the brittle iron stronger.14 Exceptional Weapon Systems from History That Were Ahead of their Time|Dattatreya Mandal|March 26, 2020|Realm of History
Instead of being strong and resilient, bones become weak and brittle.
The way to fight being brittle—to keep the disease at bay—is to work at being limber.
Brittle egos are bolstered less by what they love about themselves than what they find contemptible in others.
But freedom is a beautifully brittle spirit balancing on a narrow strip of the intellectual spectrum.
Her many style tics—stacked one atop the other—read as code for narcissism, self-indulgence, and brittle self-absorption.Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista's Prissy Style Problem|Robin Givhan|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
More like the noise of powdering an iron bar on a nutmeg-grater, suggested Brittle.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
At this time the leaves are very brittle and unless the cutter is an experienced hand much injury may be done to the leaves.
There was so little rain during the hot months that things became dry and brittle.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
The rubber is much like tough, heavy dough—there is not much stretch to it and in a cold place it would become hard and brittle.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Light round targets were brought them, and in the place of pointed lances, long brittle reeds.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis