noun, plural del·i·ca·cies.
SYNONYMS FOR delicacy
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Origin of delicacy
OTHER WORDS FROM delicacyhy·per·del·i·ca·cy, noun
Words nearby delicacy
Example sentences from the Web for delicacy
At the time, the island had not yet been named after the delicacy, and went by the decidedly less fantastical Twickenham Ait.
C, lastly, I just think [Perritaz] has a natural taste for purity, delicacy, and ethereal balance.
His hilarious parody-fable, “A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig,” traces the supposed genesis of that culinary delicacy.
In their scenes, there is delicacy, there is love, and there is hope.‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3: Julian Fellowes, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and More|Jace Lacob|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
St. Peter Damian damned her for “excessive delicacy” in preferring such a rarefied implement to her God-given hands.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Flowers, fruits, and insects were her favorite subjects, and were painted with rare delicacy.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
I think that he had more virtuosity, and yet more delicacy of feeling, than either Rubinstein or Blow.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The officer, with less delicacy of attention to the supposed slumbers of an invalid, followed him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Many of these pipes are sculptured from the most obdurate stones and display great delicacy of workmanship.
He evidently avoided taking a share in the discussion of his Transatlantic career, probably from delicacy to his English auditor.