Definitions for delicacyˈdɛl ɪ kə si
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daintiness, delicacy, fineness(noun)
the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
"the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(noun)
something considered choice to eat
refined taste; tact
smallness of stature
lack of physical strength
delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)
subtly skillful handling of a situation
lightness in movement or manner
The quality of being delicate.
Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy
Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
Frailty of health or fitness.
Refinement in taste or discrimination.
Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.
Origin: From delicacie, from delicat, from delicatus
the state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like
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
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
addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment
nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy
the state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance
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
pleasure; gratification; delight
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
Originally, people from other provinces across the country didn't know about our dog meat delicacy but after our restaurant was shown on TV, they all come and try it out.
Their bright, resonant sopranos blend impeccably; Davie's Violet tackles the top notes with a delicacy and ardor that emphasize fragility and fear, while Padgett gives Daisy pluck and wit.
It's unconventional grist, to be sure, and musical theater is better for it, the material is handled with such delicacy and expertise that it speaks universally about big things that matter: life, love, family, surviving.
Indeed, these animals provide an endless source of different goods: food with meat, fat and marrow; fuel with dung, fat and bones; and raw material with long bones and ivory, they certainly would use them as food, especially certain parts like tongue or liver as a delicacy, but hunting for the ivory was more important.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- лакомство, деликатност, деликатес, изтънченостBulgarian
- Zartheit, Feinheit, Leckerbissen, Delikatesse, KöstlichkeitGerman
- delicadeza, manjar, fineza, fragilidad, exquisitez, golosinaSpanish
- herkullisuus, hienostuneisuus, herkkuFinnish
- délicatesse, gourmandiseFrench
- leiceacht, íogaireachtIrish
- デリカシー, 美味, 珍味Japanese
- DelikatessLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- delikatesseNorwegian Nynorsk
- fineza, guloseima, delicadeza, refinamento, iguariaPortuguese
- деликатес, изысканность, утончённость, лакомство, деликатностьRussian
- delikatèsa, dȅlikātnōst, pòslasticaSerbo-Croatian
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