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Ductile vs. Brittle

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Ductileadjective

Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.

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.’;

Ductileadjective

Molded easily into a new form.

Brittleadjective

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

Ductileadjective

(rare) Led easily; prone to follow.

Brittleadjective

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

Ductileadjective

Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.

‘Forms their ductile mindsTo human virtues.’;

Brittleadjective

Emotionally fragile, easily offended.

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

Ductileadjective

Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.

‘Gold . . . is the softest and most ductile of all metals.’;

Brittleadjective

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

Ductileadjective

easily influenced

Brittlenoun

A confection of caramelized sugar and nuts.

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

Ductileadjective

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’;

Brittlenoun

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

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’;

Brittleadjective

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

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