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Definitions of delicate:

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

Soft; smooth; of a fine texture; nice or pleasing to the taste; nice and discriminating in the perception of beauty or deformity; fine; slender; that must be tended or handled with care; effeminate; not able to endure hardship; feeble; scrupulously polite and considerate in attending to the wishes and feelings of others.

part of speech: adjective

Pleasing to the taste; as, a delicate flavor; tender; refined; as, delicate attentions; physically frail; sensitive.

part of speech: adjective

Pleasing to the senses, esp. the taste: dainty: nicely discriminating or perceptive: of a fine, slight texture or constitution: tender, frail: requiring nice handling: refined in manners, gentle, polite, considerate.

Usage examples for delicate:

  • He's an old man, and, I fancy, delicate "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham
  • Yes, sir; but you see, she is so delicate Delicate "Stories By English Authors: London", Various
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