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1. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury.

Synonyms

  • overdelicate
  • light-handed
  • gossamer
  • frail
  • ethereal
  • pastel
  • weak
  • dainty
  • fragile
  • tender
  • strength
  • exquisite

Antonyms

  • strong
  • robust
  • unbreakable
  • rugged

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Delicate

  • advocate
  • affricate
  • bacot
  • basket
  • becket
  • biscuit
  • blanket
  • breadbasket
  • brisket
  • bucket
  • calcutt
  • callicutt
  • casket
  • certificate
  • chilcott
  • chilcutt
  • circuit
  • conn.
  • connecticut
  • cricket

How do you pronounce delicate?

Pronounce delicate as ˈdɛləkət.

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Sentences with delicate


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can use dish soap or laundry detergent intended for delicate clothing.

2. Adjective
Machine dry clothing on a low temperature setting, or hang dry if material is delicate.

Quotes about delicate


1. Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons--something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn't going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.
- Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

2. I'm quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It's such an art, so delicate.
- Alanis Morissette

3. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.
- Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

2. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] easily broken or damaged or destroyed.

Synonyms

  • breakable
  • frail

Antonyms

  • unbreakableness
  • thick
  • nonhuman

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

3. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique.

Antonyms

  • imperceptible

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

4. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety.

Synonyms

  • refined

Antonyms

  • powerful
  • undiluted

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

5. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] difficult to handle; requiring great tact.

Synonyms

  • touchy
  • hard
  • ticklish

Antonyms

  • substantial
  • earthly
  • achromatic color
  • dark

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

6. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] easily hurt.

Synonyms

  • untoughened
  • tender

Antonyms

  • smart
  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)

7. delicate

adjective. ['ˈdɛləkət'] of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely.

Antonyms

  • stressed

Etymology

  • delicat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • delicatus (Latin)
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