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noun as in fragility

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This serves to temper them, and take off their brittleness; great care here too must be taken of the degree of heat.

Both of these materials, however, make the yarn brittle, and other ingredients are combined with them to overcome the brittleness.

The earlier tungsten lamps were very fragile, owing to the brittleness of the filament.

You seem to have had a sort of inkling about my brittleness when you were here.

It does not affect the hardness, but increases the elastic limit and reduces the brittleness of the steel.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brittleness, such as: frailty, and delicacy.

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