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delicate

del·i·cate

delicate

 
 
pronunciation:
de l kt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pleasing to the senses in a light, soft, or mild way.
She enjoyed the delicate color and smell of the flowers.
synonyms:
exquisite
antonyms:
bold, strong
similar words:
agreeable, dainty, elegant, light, soft
definition 2: easy to break or hurt.
I handled the delicate vase as gently as I could.
synonyms:
fragile, frail
antonyms:
durable, hardy, sturdy, tough
similar words:
breakable, dainty, feeble, tender
definition 3: requiring care and gentle handling.
Her weight is a delicate topic.
synonyms:
ticklish, tricky
similar words:
risky
definition 4: very fine; intricate; skillfully made.
The dress was trimmed with delicate lace.
antonyms:
bold
similar words:
exquisite, fine, minute, sheer
definition 5: in a way that is considerate and gentle.
He was delicate in his handling of the embarrassing situation.
synonyms:
considerate, diplomatic, sensitive
antonyms:
clumsy, coarse, crude
similar words:
careful, prudent, tender
derivations: delicately (adv.), delicateness (n.)
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