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Brittle vs. Malleable

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Brittleadjective

Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.

‘Cast iron is much more brittle than forged iron.’; ‘A diamond is hard but brittle.’;

Malleableadjective

Able to be hammered into thin sheets; capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers.

Brittleadjective

Not physically tough or tenacious; apt to break or crumble when bending.

Malleableadjective

(metaphorical) Flexible, liable to change.

‘My opinion on the subject is malleable.’;

Brittleadjective

(archaeology) Said of rocks and minerals with a conchoidal fracture; capable of being knapped or flaked.

Malleableadjective

in which an adversary can alter a ciphertext such that it decrypts to a related plaintext

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Brittleadjective

Emotionally fragile, easily offended.

‘What a brittle personality! A little misunderstanding and he's an emotional wreck.''’;

Malleableadjective

Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; - applied to metals.

Brittleadjective

Diabetes that is characterized by dramatic swings in blood sugar level.

Malleableadjective

Capable of being influenced to behave as desired; tractable; - used mostly of children.

Brittlenoun

A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.

‘As a child, my favorite candy was peanut brittle.’;

Malleableadjective

easily influenced

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Brittlenoun

Anything resembling this confection, such as flapjack, a cereal bar, etc.

Malleableadjective

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out;

‘ductile copper’; ‘malleable metals such as gold’; ‘they soaked the leather to made it pliable’; ‘pliant molten glass’; ‘made of highly tensile steel alloy’;

Brittleadjective

Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.

‘Farewell, thou pretty, brittle pieceOf fine-cut crystal.’;

Brittlenoun

caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

Brittleadjective

having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped;

‘brittle bones’; ‘glass is brittle’; ‘`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal’;

Brittleadjective

lacking warmth and generosity of spirit;

‘a brittle and calculating woman’;

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Brittleadjective

(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured

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