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One entry found for delicate.
Main Entry: del·i·cate
Pronunciation: primarystressdel-i-kschwat
Function: adjective
1 : satisfying or pleasing because of fineness or mildness <a delicate flavor> <delicate blossoms>
2 : having fineness of structure, workmanship, or texture <delicate lace>
3 : FASTIDIOUS <a person of delicate tastes>
4 : easily torn or hurt; also : WEAK 1, sickly <was too delicate to play football>
5 : easily unsettled or upset <a delicate balance>
6 : resulting from or requiring skill or careful treatment <delicate handling of a difficult situation> <a delicate operation>
7 : able to sense or indicate very slight differences <a delicate instrument>
- del·i·cate·ly adverb
- del·i·cate·ness noun

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