III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

1. Solid Matter
Brittleness.

[Antonyms: tenacity.]

[Nouns] brittleness; fragility, friability, fragibility, fissibility; house of cards, house of glass.

[Verbs] be brittle; live in a glass house.

break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, give way; fall to pieces; crumble to, crumble into dust.

[Adjectives] brittle, brash [U.S.], frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile; splitting; lacerable, splintery, crisp, crimp, short, brittle as glass.

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