Synonyms of brittle in English:

brittle


See definition of brittle

adjective

1‘glass is a brittle material’

SYNONYMS

breakable, splintery, shatterable, fragile, frail, delicate, frangible

rigid, hard, crisp

ANTONYMS

flexible, resilient

2‘she began to speak in a brittle, staccato voice’

SYNONYMS

harsh, hard, sharp, strident, grating, rasping

ANTONYMS

soft

3‘a brittle young woman’

SYNONYMS

edgy, on edge, nervous, unstable, highly strung, anxious, tense, excitable, jumpy, skittish, neurotic, hysterical

sensitive, insecure

British nervy

informal uptight

ANTONYMS

relaxed, cool