Part of speech:
Physically weak; frail; delicate
Very sharp; keen:
Made free from other matter, or from impurities; purified
Of or showing delicate and refined taste; fastidious
Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
Not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age
Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises:
(Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
(Microbiology) Having complex nutritional requirements.
Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops:
Lacking in vigour or expression.
Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
(as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!
Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
Selected with care; well-chosen:
Having or showing regard for others and their feelings; thoughtful
(Mathematics) Of or relating to a point at which a curve has a horizontal tangent line, as at a maximum or minimum.
Giving delight; very pleasing; charming
Characterized by a sense of propriety or refinement; impressively fastidious in manners and tastes
Very light; airy; delicate
Very beautiful or lovely, esp. in a delicate or carefully wrought way
Done with little strength or vigor; feeble:
Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
Of, relating to, or resembling lace.
Of less than the correct, standard, or legal weight:
Highly gratifying to taste or smell, esp. because of a rich sweetness; delicious
The definition of mincing is the actions of someone who acts dainty or refined.
Of, characterized by, or attentive to tiny details; exact; precise
Too nice; too fastidious, precise, etc.
Showing or requiring extremely careful treatment
Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable:
Soft or smooth
The definition of slender is narrow in width, thin or slim in size, or having only a little force.
Light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender
Out of condition; flabby:
Having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy
Too subtle, delicate, or refined; overnice
Gentle, mild, or light; not rough or heavy
The definition of tenuous is something long and thin, fine or flimsy.
The definition of uncertain is not definite or not confirmed.
Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
A piece displaying splendid craft, skill, and work:
Sensitivity to the feelings of others; tact:
(Uncountable) Skill in handling of a situation.
A trinket; trifle; gewgaw
Fastidiousness; refinement; delicacy of taste
Acute sensitivity to what is proper and appropriate in dealing with others, including the ability to speak or act without offending.
The definition of a tidbit is a small taste or morsel of something, such as food or information.
Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
Not physically sensitive; numb.
Strong and healthy; full of vigor; hardy
Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol:
Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
Having considerable thickness:
Not critical; undiscriminating or indulgent.
Conducive to good health; salutary.
Weakened or worn out from age or wear
Lacking vigor or effectiveness; inadequate:
The definition of flimsy is something which is lacking in strength or thin and easily broken.
The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
In horse management an unsound horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.
Lacking firmness or strength; flimsy.
Liable to break or to be broken.
(Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
Not severe or acute:
Having a fine texture:
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Spun or drawn out to extreme fineness; delicate; fragile
Appealing to refined taste
Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others
Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed:
The definition of precise is exact.
Filled up; brimming over:
Having a sturdy build or strong constitution:
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