What does the word delicacy mean?

Usage examples for delicacy

  1. Dave did not venture to speak of the quarrel and Conward's threat, partly from a sense of delicacy; partly from a curiously strained point of honour that that would be taking an unfair advantage of Conward; but most, perhaps, because of his complete assurance that Conward would never be able to carry his threat into effect. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  2. He had a woman's delicacy of feature, and was-" as you may see, though you never saw her," said Herbert to me-" exactly like his mother." – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. In regard to your other remark, I've been in a good many stations, and I must admit that until lately none of them were likely to promote much delicacy of sentiment. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss