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English noun: delicacy

1. delicacy (attribute) the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance


SamplesThe daintiness of her touch.
The fineness of her features.


Synonymsdaintiness, fineness


Broader (hypernym)elegance

2. delicacy (food) something considered choice to eat


Synonymsdainty, goody, kickshaw, treat


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)ambrosia, bone marrow, choice morsel, confection, gelatin, jelly, marrow, nectar, savory, savoury, sweet, tidbit, titbit

3. delicacy (cognition) refined taste; tact


Synonymsdiscretion


Broader (hypernym)appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste

4. delicacy (attribute) smallness of stature


Synonymsslightness


Broader (hypernym)littleness, smallness

5. delicacy (attribute) lack of physical strength


Synonymsfragility


Broader (hypernym)weakness

6. delicacy (attribute) subtly skillful handling of a situation


Synonymsdiplomacy, discreetness, finesse


Broader (hypernym)tact, tactfulness

7. delicacy (attribute) lightness in movement or manner


Synonymsairiness


Broader (hypernym)life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness









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