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Definition of Delicacy

Delicacy

  1. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.
  2. Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.
  3. Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.
  4. Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.
  5. Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.
  6. The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.
  7. That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.
  8. Pleasure; gratification; delight.

Delicacy Quotations

Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
James E. Faust

I am indeed willing to acknowledge what I have done, an error and presumption. I will call it an error and presumption because I swerved from the accustomed flowery paths of female delicacy.
Deborah Sampson

Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Marie Corelli

My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it's delicious.
Bobby Moynihan

The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.
Naomi Klein
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Delicacy Translations

delicacy in Afrikaans is lekkers
delicacy in Dutch is snoep, snoepgoed, lekkernij
delicacy in Italian is attenzione
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