Thesaurus

friable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of friable

  1. having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure sand dollars are friable, so handle them carefully Synonyms brickle [dialect], brittle, crispy, crumbly, embrittled, flaky (also flakey), crisp, shortRelated Words crackly, crisped, crispened, crunchy, crusty; breakable, delicate, fragileNear Antonyms elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant, resilient; strong, sturdy, tough

friable was our Word of the Day on 07/28/2010. Hear the podcast!


Learn More about friable


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up friable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!