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Definitions for indelicacy
ɪnˈdɛl ɪ kə siin·del·i·ca·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indelicacynoun

    the trait of being indelicate and offensive

  2. indelicacynoun

    an impolite act or expression


  1. indelicacynoun

    The condition of being indelicate

  2. indelicacynoun

    An indelicate act or statement

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indelicacynoun

    Want of delicacy; want of elegant decency.

    Etymology: in and delicacy.

    Your papers would be chargeable with worse than indelicacy, they would be immoral, did you treat detestable uncleanness as you rally an impertinent self-love. Addison.


  1. Indelicacy

    Indelicacy is a 2020 novel by American writer Amina Cain. The novel follows the life of its narrator, Vitória, from shortly before her marriage until shortly after its dissolution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indelicacynoun

    the quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind

  2. Etymology: [From Indelicate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indelicacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indelicacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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