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Another word for delicate

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Adjective
  1. Appealing to refined taste

  2. Not physically strong

    See also:

    strong

  3. Easily broken or damaged

    See also:

    strong

  4. Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others

    See also:

    ability

  5. Requiring great tact or skill

    See also:

    easy

  6. Free from severity or violence, as in movement

      1. Yielding readily to pressure or weight:
      2. Easily molded, cut, or worked:
      3. Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it:
      1. Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even.
      2. Free from waves or disturbances; calm:
      3. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble:
      1. Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
      2. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
      3. Not extreme:
      1. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
      2. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
      3. Easily managed or handled; docile:
      1. Done with little strength or vigor; feeble:
      2. So weak as to be difficult to perceive;
      3. Lacking clarity or distinctness:
      1. Having the quality or fragrance of balm; soothing.
      2. Mild and pleasant:
      3. Eccentric in behavior.
  7. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision

      1. So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe; elusive:
      2. Difficult to understand; abstruse:
      3. Able to make fine distinctions:
      1. Pleasing and agreeable in nature:
      2. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
      3. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
      1. Of superior quality, skill, or appearance:
      2. Excellent in character or ability:
      3. Very small in size, weight, or thickness:
    See also:

    precise

  8. So slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate

    See also:

    big

Another word for delicate

Modifier
  1. Dainty

  2. Sickly

    See also:

    weak

    sick

  3. Needing careful handling

      1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability:
      2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions:
      3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises:
      1. Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses:
      2. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
      3. Susceptible to slight differences or changes in the environment:
      1. Sensitive to tickling.
      2. Easily offended or upset; touchy.
      3. Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate:
      1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
      2. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
      3. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
  4. Having fine sensibilities