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Adjective
Easily damaged
“The timbre and quality of its resonance had a lingering delicate quality, which communicated nuances of infinite variety.”
Adjective
Susceptible to illness or adverse conditions
“Most slugs eat decaying vegetation, but readily switch to young or delicate plants, feeding on the leaves, stems, roots and tubers.”
Adjective
Hard to please
“Faustina's delicate palate.”
Adjective
Requiring sensitive or careful handling
“The delicate issue of adoption.”
Adjective
Tactful and considerate
“Hollywood is a place where nuanced language and delicate diplomacy is needed in offering up a critique of your betters.”
Adjective
Easily broken or damaged; fragile
“Luckily, the bull also turned right towards the furniture section rather than the more delicate china and porcelain.”
Adjective
Skilful and finely judged; deft
“It takes a steady hand and delicate skill to push a wire safely into a human heart.”
Adjective
“If you look at apparel, women are wearing more delicate colors, and pastels go along with the retro movements.”
Adjective
“His eyes lit up as the gears shifted, and beneath the glass appeared a long, delicate needle.”
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