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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Firm but easily broken.

Usage examples (33)
  • But he contends there is a quote, "brittleness" about her that could doom her in the general election.
  • As I have noted elsewhere, the Bolling/Byrne example is a classic case of this kind of brittleness in current dynamics.
  • He had noted the last time he was on leave that she assiduously avoided any mention of the war and anything connected to it, and there had been a kind of brittleness...
  • Being sick is another understandable reason for "brittleness". for more
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