overdelicate

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

adjective

extremely or excessively delicate: an overdelicate digestive system.

Origin of overdelicate

First recorded in 1620–30; over- + delicate

Related forms

o·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