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Definitions of delicacy

  1. lightness in movement or manner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something considered choice to eat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. subtly skillful handling of a situation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. lack of physical strength Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. smallness of stature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. refined taste; tact Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Pleasure; gratification; delight. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The state or quality of being agreeable to the taste or other senses; a luxury; grace; sensitiveness; refinement; sensibility; consideration for the feelings of others; sensitiveness to disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. State or quality of being delicate: anything delicate or dainty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Quality of being delicate; anything delicate or dainty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Fineness; daintiness; sensitiveness; fragility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A luxury; dainty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Refinement; fastidiousness; nicety. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The state of being delicate; anything delicate to the taste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Fineness of texture; a thing dainty and pleasant to the taste; elegance of feminine beauty in form or dress; a nice propriety in civility or politeness, proceeding from a desire to please; tenderness or consideration; tenderness of constitution; weakness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Fineness of texture, graceful slightness, tender beauty; weakliness. susceptibility to disease or injury, need of care, discretion, or skill; nicety of perception, sensitiveness (of persons, senses, or instruments); consideration for others feelings; shrinking from, avoidance of, the immodest or offensive; choice kind of food, dainty; a nicety. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [French] State of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses;—fineness of form, texture, or constitution; hence, frailty or weakness;—propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; hence, effeminacy;—addiction to pleasure; self-indulgence;—refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness;—something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Daintiness, niceness in eating; any thing highly pleasing to the senses; softness; nicety; politeness; indulgence; tenderness, scrupulousness; weakness of constitution. Complete Dictionary

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