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Synonyms for brittleness

firm but easily broken

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This nail care regime will help to keep your nails strong and healthy and reduce brittleness and splitting.
The base material has good wear resistance, and when Nano-treated, it offers blade life closely comparable to full ceramic coated doctor blades, but without the brittleness and cracking risks associated to them.
All holes were drilled without percussion due to the brittleness of the slender brick walls.
Unilever bills Nexxus Youth Renewal as the brand's first line that combats signs of aging hair, including loss of volume, breakage, less shine, roughness, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy.
But dermatologists have warned that they can cause nail problems - such as nail thinning associated with brittleness, peeling and cracking - with frequent use and can camouflage nail disease if done repeatedly.
This process leaves broken bonds behind and increases the brittleness of the ice on a macroscopic scale.
The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to resist chipping and improve brittleness (patent-pending technology).
They remain flexible in numbing cold to -40AC (-40AF) with less cracking, brittleness or hardening.
The new metallic glass is a microalloy featuring palladium, a metal with a high "bulk-to-shear" stiffness ratio that counteracts the intrinsic brittleness of glassy materials.
However, these were proving increasingly energy-inefficient, difficult to control and the growing brittleness of the ceramics was starting cause safety issues.
The consequences are significant loss of their mechanical properties, brittleness and fracture.
The group's intonation and ensemble sense are unimpeachable, and if there is at times a slight brittleness to both the playing and the recorded sound, that edge is never sharp enough to threaten one's enjoyment of the music.
T-Conn found it to be more reliable than liquid crystal polymers in terms of brittleness and weld line strength, so experiencing less cracking, and to mould better with higher flow than polyphthalamides.
While many people are more optimistic about the economy, September's findings show that the housing market is still showing signs of brittleness.