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2012年8月29日 星期三

brittle

brittle
[`brɪtl; 'britl] (發音來源)
易碎的


單字解釋

brittle
[`brɪtl; 'britl]
<<形容詞>>
(brit.tler; brittlest)
1 <玻璃、蛋殼等> (堅硬但因無彈性而) 易碎 [破] 的,脆的
2 <承諾等> 靠不住的; 虛幻的
3 <人、性情> 喜怒無常的,難伺候的,易怒的
4 無人情味的,冷淡的
5 <笛等的音色> 尖銳的
<<不可數名詞>>
酥糖
peanut ~
花生糖
a. 易碎的, 脆弱的, 易壞的
[機] 脆的, 脆性的, 易碎的
【GRE紅寶書】
BRITTLE adj. 脆弱的(hard but easily broken);聲音尖利的(sharp )
(記) 分拆聯想:br想成bring + ittle想成little→帶來很少 →脆弱的人帶來很少成功
派生詞:brittleness (n. 脆弱 fragility)

【GRE藍寶書】
adj. 易碎的,脆弱的,易壞的(easil y broken, cracked, or snapped)
(類) manifest·perceive=brit tle·break 明顯的容易認識到=易碎的容易破 碎
(同) crisp, crumbly, crunchy, friable
(記) 與bottle(瓶子) 一起記,瓶子是容易碎的。

【不擇手段】
adj 東西易碎的;關係脆弱的;聲音 尖利的=crisp=crumbly=c runchy
(例) glass is brittle 玻璃容易碎She has a brittle temper 她動不動就發脾氣。
(記) bottle容易brittle。
(參) brittleness(n 脆弱fragility)
(類) manifest:perceive=bri ttle:break明顯的容易被察覺 =易碎的容易被打碎

【Barron】
easily broken; difficult
My employer's brittle personality made it difficult for me to get along with her.

【21世紀英漢詞典】
brit.tle
(brit.tler; brittlest)
1 (堅硬但因無彈性而) 易碎 [破] 的,脆的
2 靠不住的; 虛幻的
3 喜怒無常的,難伺候的,易怒的
4 無人情味的,冷淡的
5 尖銳的

酥糖
peanut ~
花生糖

【Collins】  ◆◇◇◇◇

1 brittle
An object or substance that is brittle is hard but easily broken.
Pine is brittle and breaks.
...the dry, brittle ends of the hair.
ADJ-GRADED

2 brittle
If you describe a situation, relationship, or someone's mood as brittle, you mean that it is unstable, and may easily change.
These incidents suggest the peace in Northern Ireland is still brittle.
This may help to undermine the brittle truce that currently exists.
= fragile
ADJ-GRADED

3 brittle
Someone who is brittle seems rather sharp and insensitive and says things which are likely to hurt other people's feelings.
...Noel Coward's brittle comedy of bad manners.
ADJ-GRADED

4 brittle
A brittle sound is short, loud, and sharp.
Myrtle gave a brittle laugh.
ADJ-GRADED

英字分解

br
[音似] beer啤酒
[域] Brazil, 巴西; abbr.[軍] Beam-riding, 波束制導


it
go 走,行進

tle
t涕; le 淚==>涕淚縱橫,大哭



列根成形

br
啤酒
it
行進
tle
涕淚縱橫
brittle
易碎的

創義薛說

啤酒行進(運送過程)中涕淚縱橫(瓶子破了),因為啤酒瓶是 ➔ 易碎的