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One entry found for delicacy.
Entry Word: delicacy
Function: noun
Text: 1 something that is pleasing to eat because it is rare or a luxury <they were given a plate of delicacies while they waited for the queen>
Synonyms dainty, goody, tidbit (also titbit), treat
Related Words morsel; candy, dessert, junket, sweet, sweetmeat
2 the state or quality of having a delicate structure <they marvelled at the delicacy of a snowflake>
Synonyms daintiness, delicateness, exquisiteness, fineness, fragility
Related Words flimsiness, insubstantiality, wispiness
Near Antonyms firmness, solidity; strength
Antonyms coarseness, crudeness, crudity, roughness, rudeness
3 the tendency to be or state of being squeamish <the urgent need for blood prompted many people to overcome their habitual delicacy and become first-time donors>
Synonyms qualmishness, queasiness, squeamishness
Related Words daintiness, fastidiousness, finickiness, fussiness
Near Antonyms boldness
Antonyms indelicacy
4 the quality or state of being very accurate <the delicacy of the watch movement is incredible> -- see PRECISION
5 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor <all of her life the shy poet gave the appearance of extreme delicacy> -- see WEAKNESS 1