Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Fine and light; daintily pleasing; finely wrought; tender; frail; fragile.

Part of speech: adjective

Refined; pure; chaste; dainty; sensitive.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "delicate":

  1. But the subject is a delicate one and I will forbear to touch upon it. - "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
  2. As a kind mother is to a delicate child, so was he to those whom he loved. - "How to Live a Holy Life", C. E. Orr.
  3. " I ain't so delicate like some people, Henry," he said rather sharply. - "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass.