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Delicate

Del´i`cate
a.1.Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.
Dives, for his delicate life, to the devil went.
- Piers Plowman.
Haarlem is a very delicate town.
- Evelyn.
2.Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.
3.Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."
4.Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; - said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.
5.Slight or smooth; light and yielding; - said of texture; as, delicate lace or silk.
6.Soft and fair; - said of the skin or a surface; as, a delicate cheek; a delicate complexion.
7.Light, or softly tinted; - said of a color; as, a delicate blue.
8.Refined; gentle; scrupulous not to trespass or offend; considerate; - said of manners, conduct, or feelings; as, delicate behavior; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.
9.Tender; not able to endure hardship; feeble; frail; effeminate; - said of constitution, health, etc.; as, a delicate child; delicate health.
A delicate and tender prince.
- Shak.
10.Requiring careful handling; not to be rudely or hastily dealt with; nice; critical; as, a delicate subject or question.
11.Of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious.
12.Nicely discriminating or perceptive; refinedly critical; sensitive; exquisite; as, a delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.
13.Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate thermometer.
n.1.A choice dainty; a delicacy.
2.A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person.
Adj.1.delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
Antonyms:
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "a rugged trapper who spent months in the winderness"; "those that survive are stalwart rugged men"; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
2.delicate - marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch"
3.delicate - easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
Synonyms: fragile, frail
4.delicate - easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
Synonyms: soft
5.delicate - developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
Synonyms: finespun
6.delicate - difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers"; "hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
Synonyms: ticklish
7.delicate - of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
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