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 are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats