1. brittleness

noun. firm but easily broken.


  • crispness
  • flakiness
  • crispiness


  • breakable
  • unbreakable
  • staleness
  • verboseness

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Example sentences of the word brittleness

1. Noun, singular or mass
A pool table surface is constructed of three separate pieces of slate rather than a single thin slab, because of the brittleness of large pieces of slate.

2. Verb, base form
But you should also be aware that since it’s plastic, it can be prone to brittleness and wear over time.