What does delicacy mean?

Definitions for delicacyˈdɛl ɪ kə si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word delicacy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daintiness, delicacy, fineness(noun)

    the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

    "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"

  2. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(noun)

    something considered choice to eat

  3. delicacy, discretion(noun)

    refined taste; tact

  4. delicacy, slightness(noun)

    smallness of stature

  5. fragility, delicacy(noun)

    lack of physical strength

  6. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

  7. airiness, delicacy(noun)

    lightness in movement or manner


  1. delicacy(Noun)

    The quality of being delicate.

  2. delicacy(Noun)

    Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy

  3. delicacy(Noun)

    Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.

  4. delicacy(Noun)

    Frailty of health or fitness.

  5. delicacy(Noun)

    Refinement in taste or discrimination.

  6. delicacy(Noun)

    Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.

  7. Origin: From delicacie, from delicat, from delicatus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delicacy(adj)

    the state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like

  2. Delicacy(adj)

    nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame

  3. Delicacy(adj)

    nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action

  4. Delicacy(adj)

    addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment

  5. Delicacy(adj)

    nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy

  6. Delicacy(adj)

    the state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance

  7. Delicacy(adj)

    that which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table

  8. Delicacy(adj)

    pleasure; gratification; delight


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delicacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delicacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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