Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 328 (Brittleness)

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#328. Brittleness. -- N. {ant. 327} brittleness &c. adj.; fragility, friability, frangibility, fissibility[obs]; house of cards, house of glass.

V. be brittle &c. adj.; 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.

Adj. brittle, brash [U.S.], breakable, weak, frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack|, shivery, fissile; splitting &c. v.; lacerable[obs], splintery, crisp, crimp, short, brittle as glass.