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  Words related to delicate

Related / Similar Words: fragile, frail, ticklish, finespun, soft

 

Definition:
  • exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly";
  • easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft";
  • difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers"; "hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter";
  • developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense";
  • of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments";
  • marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon''s delicate touch";
  • easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby''s delicate skin";

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    See Also: breakable, frail, weak

     

    Attributes: strength

     

    Anagrams: latticed, ciliated

     

     
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