Definition of Delicate


  • of an instrument or device
    capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
    "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
  • difficult to handle
    requiring great tact
    "delicate negotiations with the big powers"
    "hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
    "a touchy subject"
  • developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
    "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
  • easily hurt
    "soft hands"
    "a baby's delicate skin"
  • easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    "a kite too delicate to fly safely"
    "fragile porcelain plates"
    "fragile old bones"
    "a frail craft"
  • marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    "a surgeon's delicate touch"
  • exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing
    susceptible to injury
    "a delicate violin passage"
    "delicate china"
    "a delicate flavor"
    "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble delicate

226 unscramble word found using the letters delicate.

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