Meaning of brittle

Definition of brittle

(adj) having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"
lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman"
(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
(noun) caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

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