noun, plural del·i·ca·cies.
Origin of delicacy
Synonyms for delicacy
Antonyms for delicacy
Related Words for delicacytenderness, subtlety, lightness, elegance, fragility, dessert, feast, luxury, debility, weakness, translucency, infirmity, transparency, frailty, softness, smoothness, airiness, slenderness, tenuity, tidbit
Examples from the Web for delicacy
Contemporary Examples of delicacy
At the time, the island had not yet been named after the delicacy, and went by the decidedly less fantastical Twickenham Ait.The Isle Where the Rolling Stones Began
September 5, 2014
C, lastly, I just think [Perritaz] has a natural taste for purity, delicacy, and ethereal balance.Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good
July 19, 2014
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
January 4, 2013
Whether they are official or not, Chick-fil-A restaurants are designed to represent the Southern delicacy.My Chick-Fil-A Miracle: Dining at Fried-Chicken Chain’s Original Restaurant
July 12, 2012
Fetching French actress Audrey Tautou is back in the romantic drama “Delicacy.”Audrey Tautou on ‘Amélie,’ Her New Film ‘Delicacy,’ & More
March 18, 2012
Historical Examples of delicacy
I have a feeling of delicacy about trying to see you again so soon.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It will sound strange that dry bread could possibly be a delicacy to any one.De Profundis
But this being a delicate affair, Comrade Ossipon behaved with delicacy.The Secret Agent
I'm an enemy to their delicacy, as I am sure it conduces to their misery.
Mr. Hervey could not be insensible to her distress or to her delicacy.