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delicacy

del·i·ca·cy

delicacy

 
 
pronunciation:
de lih k si
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: delicacies
definition 1: fineness of texture or design.
He admired the painting's delicacy.
definition 2: something delightful or rare, esp. food.
Truffles are a great delicacy and one of the most expensive foods in the world.
similar words:
dainty, morsel, treat
definition 3: refinement of feeling, thought, or perception.
similar words:
refinement
definition 4: sensitivity to what is proper and correct.
The seating decisions for the wedding reception were made with delicacy.
similar words:
taste
definition 5: sensitivity to how others may feel.
The doctor asked his questions with delicacy, understanding that his young patient might be embarrassed.
definition 6: the quality of being fragile or easily broken.
They took great care in packing the crystal because of its delicacy.
definition 7: weak constitution; frail health.
Because of her delicacy, the doctor advised her not to become pregnant.
definition 8: precision of perception or action.
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