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1. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance.

Synonyms

  • fineness
  • elegance

Antonyms

  • sour
  • unmelodious
  • malodorous

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce delicacy?

Pronounce delicacy as ˈdɛlɪkəsi.

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Example sentences of the word delicacy


1. Noun, singular or mass
They have the versatility to go from light delicacy to substantial meal.

Quotes containing the word delicacy


1. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
- James E. Faust

2. It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

3. The secret of poetry is never explained - is always new. We have not got farther than mere wonder at the delicacy of the touch, & the eternity it inherits. In every house a child that in mere play utters oracles, & knows not that they are such. 'Tis as easy as breath. 'Tis like this gravity, which holds the Universe together, & none knows what it is.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] something considered choice to eat.

Synonyms

  • ambrosia
  • goody
  • titbit
  • alimentation
  • aliment
  • gelatin
  • marrow
  • treat
  • kickshaw
  • sweet
  • jelly
  • sustenance
  • dainty
  • savory
  • tidbit
  • nectar
  • savoury
  • victuals
  • nutrition
  • choice morsel
  • confection
  • nutriment
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • death
  • nonbeing
  • dead
  • nonexistence

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] lightness in movement or manner.

Synonyms

  • life
  • spirit
  • sprightliness
  • airiness

Antonyms

  • starve
  • right
  • sugarless
  • tasteless

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] smallness of stature.

Synonyms

  • littleness
  • smallness

Antonyms

  • bigness
  • unfastidious
  • rugged

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] refined taste; tact.

Synonyms

  • discernment
  • taste
  • perceptiveness
  • discretion

Antonyms

  • unsavory
  • disassemble
  • dull
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] subtly skillful handling of a situation.

Synonyms

  • discreetness
  • tactfulness
  • tact
  • diplomacy

Antonyms

  • hateful
  • soured
  • displeasing
  • dry

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. delicacy

noun. ['ˈdɛləkəsi, ˈdɛlɪkəsi'] lack of physical strength.

Synonyms

  • weakness

Antonyms

  • salty
  • unrefined

Etymology

  • delicacie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
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