Associations to the word «Delicacy»


DELICACY, noun. The quality of being delicate.
DELICACY, noun. Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy
DELICACY, noun. Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
DELICACY, noun. Frailty of health or fitness.
DELICACY, noun. Refinement in taste or discrimination.
DELICACY, noun. Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.

Dictionary definition

DELICACY, noun. The quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features".
DELICACY, noun. Something considered choice to eat.
DELICACY, noun. Refined taste; tact.
DELICACY, noun. Smallness of stature.
DELICACY, noun. Lack of physical strength.
DELICACY, noun. Subtly skillful handling of a situation.
DELICACY, noun. Lightness in movement or manner.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne