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Very fine in texture or structure, especially of intricate workmanship or quality
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“The crinkles in the gold leaf highlight the delicate texture of lace.”
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Easily broken or damaged
“Luckily, the bull also turned right towards the furniture section rather than the more delicate china and porcelain.”
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Susceptible to illness or adverse conditions
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“His delicate health remains an ongoing concern for his family.”
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Fastidious and hard to please
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“Are you up to the challenge of catering to Maria's delicate palate?”
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Requiring sensitive or careful handling
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“Extreme care and discretion must be exercised in the handling of this very delicate issue.”
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Tactful and considerate
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“Criticism of your seniors will require nuanced language and delicate diplomacy.”
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(especially of color, sounds, taste, etc.) Subtle or muted in nature
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“The trend in fashion appears to be moving towards more delicate colors.”
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Not harsh in nature or effect
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“The delicate summer breeze would float in through the open window.”
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Skillful, deft and finely judged
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“It takes a steady hand and delicate skill to perform this maneuver.”
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(of, or with, an instrument) Characterized by high sensitivity and accuracy
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Delicate measurements of this sort can only be achieved using the latest medical technology.”
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Dangerous or full of peril
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Arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
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Having great physical beauty
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Unusually good or remarkable
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(of a material or fabric) Having a smooth texture that is gentle to the sense of touch
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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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Small in size, physique or stature
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Very fine in quality or luxurious
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Composed of a notably small degree of body fat
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Having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated and complex in nature
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An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
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Free from pollutants or impurities
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Overly sensitive to criticism
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Of or pertaining to euphemism
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Decorated with frills
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Free from indecency or obscenity
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Moving gracefully with ease
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Unable to be felt by touch
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Having a pleasant scent or smell
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