- The quality of being delicate.
- 1878, Samuel Butler, Life and Habit, London: Trübner & Co., page 1:
- […] for unless a matter be true enough to stand a good deal of misrepresentation, its truth is not of a very robust order, and the blame will rather lie with its own delicacy than with the carelessness of the crusher.
- Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement.
- a Chinese delicacy
- Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
- Frailty of health or fitness.
- Refinement in taste or discrimination.
- Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.
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quality of being delicate
something appealing, especially a pleasing food
elegance of construction or appearance