Delicate synonyms

dĕl'ĭ-kĭt
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Physically weak; frail; delicate
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Very sharp; keen:
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Sickly
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Made free from other matter, or from impurities; purified
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Of or showing delicate and refined taste; fastidious
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Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
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Not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age
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Liable to fall from virtue or be led into sin; not strong against temptation; weak in resolution; unchaste.
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Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
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Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
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Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
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Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises:
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(Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
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Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
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(Microbiology) Having complex nutritional requirements.
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Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops:
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Lacking in vigour or expression.
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Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
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Unreliable; fickle
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Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
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(as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!
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Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
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Delightful in a playful way which avoids responsibility or seriousness, as if attracting through a magical charm
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Selected with care; well-chosen:
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Having or showing regard for others and their feelings; thoughtful
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(Mathematics) Of or relating to a point at which a curve has a horizontal tangent line, as at a maximum or minimum.
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Giving delight; very pleasing; charming
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Describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
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Characterized by a sense of propriety or refinement; impressively fastidious in manners and tastes
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Lacking gender distinction, often specifically due to lack of either the masculine or the feminine
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Very light; airy; delicate
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Very beautiful or lovely, esp. in a delicate or carefully wrought way
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Done with little strength or vigor; feeble:
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Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
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Not substantial
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Of, relating to, or resembling lace.
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Of less than the correct, standard, or legal weight:
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Highly gratifying to taste or smell, esp. because of a rich sweetness; delicious
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The definition of mincing is the actions of someone who acts dainty or refined.
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Of, characterized by, or attentive to tiny details; exact; precise
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Too nice; too fastidious, precise, etc.
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Showing or requiring extremely careful treatment
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Small, little; insignificant; petty.
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Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable:
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Weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness.
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Soft or smooth
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The definition of slender is narrow in width, thin or slim in size, or having only a little force.
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Light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender
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Out of condition; flabby:
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Having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy
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(Of a thing) Cleverly contrived.
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Too subtle, delicate, or refined; overnice
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Gentle, mild, or light; not rough or heavy
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The definition of tenuous is something long and thin, fine or flimsy.
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The definition of uncertain is not definite or not confirmed.
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Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
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A gourmet titbit.
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A piece displaying splendid craft, skill, and work:
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Sensitivity to the feelings of others; tact:
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The quality of being ethereal.
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The quality of being fastidious
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(Uncountable) Skill in handling of a situation.
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A trinket; trifle; gewgaw
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Fastidiousness; refinement; delicacy of taste
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The quality of being overnice.
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A state or condition of overemphasizing detail, especially of pronunciation when speaking.
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(Statistics) The proportion of individuals in a population that will be correctly identified in a binary classification test.
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The quality of being squeamish
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Acute sensitivity to what is proper and appropriate in dealing with others, including the ability to speak or act without offending.
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The definition of a tidbit is a small taste or morsel of something, such as food or information.
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careful, tactful
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Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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Not physically sensitive; numb.
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Without scruples; immoral.
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Strong and healthy; full of vigor; hardy
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Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol:
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Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
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Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
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The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
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Having considerable thickness:
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Not critical; undiscriminating or indulgent.
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Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.
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Sizable; considerable:
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Conducive to good health; salutary.
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Weakened or worn out from age or wear
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Lacking vigor or effectiveness; inadequate:
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The definition of flimsy is something which is lacking in strength or thin and easily broken.
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The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
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In horse management an unsound horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.
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Lacking firmness or strength; flimsy.
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Liable to break or to be broken.
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Emotionally fragile, easily offended.
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(Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
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Not severe or acute:
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Having a fine texture:
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Spun or drawn out to extreme fineness; delicate; fragile
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Appealing to refined taste
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Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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Nearly or completely motionless; undisturbed:
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The definition of precise is exact.
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Filled up; brimming over:
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Having a sturdy build or strong constitution:
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(Rare) Meticulousness; the state or quality of being meticulous.
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