indelicacy

[ in-del-i-kuh-see ]
/ ɪnˈdɛl ɪ kə si /

noun, plural in·del·i·ca·cies for 2.

the quality or condition of being indelicate.
something indelicate, as language or behavior.

Nearby words

  1. indefinitely,
  2. indehiscence,
  3. indehiscent,
  4. indeliberate,
  5. indelible,
  6. indelicate,
  7. indemnification,
  8. indemnify,
  9. indemnitee,
  10. indemnitor

Origin of indelicacy

First recorded in 1705–15; in-3 + delicacy

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