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Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate:
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  1. Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate:
  2. Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy:
  3. Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed.
Not strong or substantial; slight:
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  1. Not strong or substantial; slight:
  2. Easily led astray; morally weak.
  3. Easily broken, shattered, damaged, or destroyed; fragile; delicate
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
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  1. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  2. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  3. Thin; slender:
Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
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  1. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable:
  2. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something:
  3. Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings
Weak; not strong
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  1. Weak; not strong
  2. Having little intensity or strength; faint:
  3. Easily broken; frail
Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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  1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
  2. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
  3. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
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  1. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
  2. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  3. Sensitive to tickling.
Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
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  1. Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
  2. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
  3. Easily irritated:
Dangerously lacking in security or stability:
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  1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability:
  2. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises:
  3. Subject to chance or unknown conditions:
(Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
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  1. (Archaic) Noble; chivalrous:
  2. Not steep or sudden; gradual:
  3. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
Having or showing tact
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  1. Having or showing tact
  2. Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
  3. Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
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  1. Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
  2. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
  3. Easily irritated:
Showing or acting with careful attention to detail:
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  1. Showing or acting with careful attention to detail:
  2. Difficult to please; exacting:
  3. Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness:
Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
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  1. Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
  2. Selected with care; well-chosen:
  3. Of very fine quality:
Delicately pretty or lovely
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  1. Delicately pretty or lovely
  2. Delicately beautiful or charming and usually small:
  3. Delicious and choice
Marked by concision, incisiveness, and ingenuity; cleverly apt and simple
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  1. Marked by concision, incisiveness, and ingenuity; cleverly apt and simple
  2. Characterized by dignified richness and grace, as of design, dress, style, etc.; luxurious or opulent in a restrained, tasteful manner
  3. (Informal) Excellent; fine; first-rate
Carefully done or elaborately made
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  1. Carefully done or elaborately made
  2. Excellent or outstanding, especially by exhibiting or appealing to refined taste:
  3. Very beautiful or lovely, esp. in a delicate or carefully wrought way
Satisfactory; acceptable:
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  1. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  2. Used as an intensive:
  3. Excellent in character or ability:
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
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  1. Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
Having little intensity or strength; faint:
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  1. Having little intensity or strength; faint:
  2. Easily broken; frail
  3. Weak; not strong
Lacking plausibility; unconvincing:
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  1. Lacking plausibility; unconvincing:
  2. Thin and easily broken or damaged; poorly made and fragile; frail
  3. Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.
Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate:
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  1. Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate:
  2. Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy:
  3. Physically weak; frail; delicate
Easily broken, shattered, damaged, or destroyed; fragile; delicate
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  1. Easily broken, shattered, damaged, or destroyed; fragile; delicate
  2. Easily led astray; morally weak.
  3. Slender and delicate; not robust; weak
Not stable, firm, or sound; frail; shaky, as a structure
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  1. Not stable, firm, or sound; frail; shaky, as a structure
  2. Weak in body or mind, especially from old age or disease.
  3. Not strong or stable; shaky:
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  1. Lacking substance; not real or strong.
  2. Not firm or solid; weak or flimsy:
  3. Not solid or firm; weak or flimsy
(Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
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  1. (Chiefly Southern US) Sickly; ill.
  2. Of inferior size, strength, or significance; weak:
Not safe, firm, or solid; insecure
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  1. Not safe, firm, or solid; insecure
  2. Not true or logically valid; fallacious:
  3. Not dependably strong or solid.
Lacking material substance; insubstantial.
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  1. Lacking material substance; insubstantial.
  2. (Archaic) Alternative form of insubstantial.
  3. Lacking basis in fact.
Lacking vitality; feeble; infirm
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  1. Lacking vitality; feeble; infirm
  2. Lacking aptitude or skill:
  3. Lacking persuasiveness; unconvincing:
Able to be broken
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  1. Able to be broken
  2. Liable to break or to be broken.
  3. Fragile
Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.
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  1. Inflexible, liable to break or snap easily under stress or pressure.
  2. Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure:
  3. Easily damaged or disrupted; fragile:
Physically weak; frail; delicate
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  1. Physically weak; frail; delicate
  2. Lacking physical or emotional strength; delicate:
  3. Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy:
Capable of being broken; breakable.
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  1. Capable of being broken; breakable.
  2. Breakable; fragile
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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  1. Describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
  2. Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
  3. Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
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  1. Careful about what one says or does; prudent; esp., keeping silent or preserving confidences when necessary
  2. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect:
  3. Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice:
Showing sound or pragmatic judgment; prudent; judicious:
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  1. Showing sound or pragmatic judgment; prudent; judicious:
  2. Having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
  3. Discreet and diplomatic.
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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  1. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
  2. Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
  3. Easily irritated:
Having or showing tact
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  1. Having or showing tact
  2. Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
  3. Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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  1. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
  2. Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
  3. Easily irritated:
Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
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  1. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
  2. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  3. Sensitive to tickling.
(Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
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  1. (Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
  2. (Idiomatic) precarious, delicate, dangerous, risky, sensitive or of uncertain outcome.
  3. Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate:
Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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  1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
  2. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
  3. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
Hard to deal with, complicated
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  1. Hard to deal with, complicated
  2. Requiring great skill or care
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
Pleasantly warm and breezy
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  1. Pleasantly warm and breezy
  2. Having the qualities of balm; soothing, fragrant, etc.
  3. Mild and pleasant:
Lacking clarity or distinctness:
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  1. Lacking clarity or distinctness:
  2. Likely to fall into a faint; dizzy and weak:
  3. So weak as to be difficult to perceive;
Not violent, harsh, or rough
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  1. Not violent, harsh, or rough
  2. Easily managed or handled; docile:
  3. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
Gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.
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  1. Gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.
  2. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
  3. Having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp
Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating:
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  1. Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating:
  2. Having a fine texture:
  3. Easy-going; serene:
Not stern; lenient:
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  1. Not stern; lenient:
  2. Easily molded, cut, or worked:
  3. Mild; balmy:
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
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  1. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  2. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  3. Thin; slender:
Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
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  1. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
  2. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
  3. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
Delicately suggestive; not grossly obvious
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  1. Delicately suggestive; not grossly obvious
  2. Difficult to understand; abstruse:
  3. Capable of making or noticing fine distinctions in meaning, etc.
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
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  1. Consisting of very small particles; not coarse:
  2. Satisfactory; acceptable:
  3. Thin; slender:
Spun or drawn out to extreme fineness; delicate; fragile
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  1. Spun or drawn out to extreme fineness; delicate; fragile
  2. Extremely or overly subtle
  3. Spun into a fine thread
Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
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  1. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
  2. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
  3. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
Free from crudeness or coarseness; cultivated; elegant
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  1. Free from crudeness or coarseness; cultivated; elegant
  2. Made free from other matter, or from impurities; purified
  3. Precise to a fine degree.
Delicately suggestive; not grossly obvious
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  1. Delicately suggestive; not grossly obvious
  2. Difficult to understand; abstruse:
  3. Capable of making or noticing fine distinctions in meaning, etc.
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