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Definition 1: the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where delicacy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the daintiness of her touch
  • the fineness of her features

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

Definition 2: subtly skillful handling of a situation - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

Definition 3: lack of physical strength - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain

"his weakness increased as he became older" "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"

Definition 4: smallness of stature - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) the property of having a relatively small size

Definition 5: lightness in movement or manner - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) animation and energy in action or expression

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Definition 6: refined taste; tact - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

Definition 7: something considered choice to eat - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for delicacy in the sense of this definition

(delicacy is a kind of ...) a source of materials to nourish the body

(... is a kind of delicacy ) a small tasty bit of food

(... is a kind of delicacy ) an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

(... is a kind of delicacy ) a food rich in sugar

(... is a kind of delicacy ) (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

(... is a kind of delicacy ) an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

(... is a kind of delicacy ) very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones

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