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Noun
Something that is considered a luxury or treat, especially food
“Sheep eyes are considered a delicacy in some world cultures.”
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The quality of requiring tact, discretion or sensitivity
“The subject of slavery has occupied her earnest attention for a hundred years, and her history on this question shows the difficulty and delicacy of the matter.”
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The use of tact and consideration in handling a matter or situation
“They require much delicacy and tact in their prosecution to avoid altogether changing the relation which these institutions hold to the community.”
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The state or quality of being rigorously accurate or true
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“The intricacy and delicacy of the mechanism necessary to bring the particular number desired into alignment was such as to make the machine unreliable.”
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The ability to detect slight differences or impressions
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“Extreme delicacy of the thermometer can be arrived at by using a very fine tube, particularly if it be also flat.”
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Showing skill or dexterity
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“Every character is drawn with a delicacy of touch and a mellowness of finish.”
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Fineness or intricacy of texture or structure
“Her interpretation was always clear in texture, with an inner calm and beautiful delicacy in the variations, which built towards a thrilling climax.”
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Having elegance, class and grace in one's manner or behavior
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“I found a mind full of intelligence, a heart overflowing with goodness, and a deferential delicacy of manner in her intercourse with us.”
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The quality or characteristic of being weak, frail or sickly
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“The fair orator delivered these words with such fire, such feeling, that your husband's delicacy of health may not increase into serious sickness.”
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The state of being, or a tendency to be, squeamish
“Circumstances led to the suspicion that the child's delicacy might have arisen from the arsenical paper of the room where he slept.”
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The sum of all attributes that are feminine or convey womanhood
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The quality of being awkward
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Roe of the sturgeon or other large fish, considered a delicacy
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The presentation of something as being smaller or less good or important than it really is
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Conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals
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Tact and gentleness
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An artificial, highly elaborate way of writing or speaking
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Something attributive that is pleasing to the senses
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The quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered
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An act or quality of being humble or unpretentious
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A thing that is helpful or beneficial
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Squeamishness or prudishness
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