[ oh-ver-del-i-kit ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈdɛl ɪ kɪt /


extremely or excessively delicate: an overdelicate digestive system.

Nearby words

  1. overcrowd,
  2. overcrowded,
  3. overcrowding,
  4. overcurrent,
  5. overdate,
  6. overdenture,
  7. overdependence,
  8. overdependent,
  9. overdetermination,
  10. overdetermined

Origin of overdelicate

First recorded in 1620–30; over- + delicate

Related formso·ver·del·i·ca·cy [oh-ver-del-i-kuh-see] /ˈoʊ vərˈdɛl ɪ kə si/, o·ver·del·i·cate·ness, nouno·ver·del·i·cate·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for overdelicate

  • Juste's air was slightly mocking, and words of not overdelicate banter rose to his lips, to be instantly quelled by La Boulaye.

  • From the long eyebrows and sensitive mouth to the small hands and feet, everything about him was too much chiseled, overdelicate.

    The Gadfly|E. L. Voynich