delicate


delicate
01. Grandma's health is quite [delicate], and she has to be careful not to catch a cold.
02. The little girl held her new baby brother [delicately] in her arms.
03. The flower has very [delicate] petals, so be careful when you're holding it.
04. This spice gives a [delicate] flavor to fish dishes.
05. You should wash these [delicate] clothes by hand because they could get damaged in your washing machine.
06. There are a number of good books for children that talk about the [delicate] subject of a death in the family.
07. Painting the designs on the pottery is a [delicate] task which takes a very steady hand.
08. I know snails are considered a [delicacy], but personally, I don't like them.
09. Charles Brower once suggested that a new idea is [delicate]. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
10. Jeanne Moreau once said that acting deals with very [delicate] emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
11. There is a Chinese proverb which states that the [delicacy] of the feast is the learned guest.
12. People in many different cultures consider jellyfish to be a [delicacy].
13. Muscles in the palm of the hand control [delicate] hand movements such as playing the piano or typing.
14. Surgery involves many fine and [delicate] finger movements.
15. Before a woman gets married in Bahrain, her hands and feet are painted with [delicate] patterns using henna, a natural dye.
16. To the Congolese people, ants are considered a [delicacy], either raw or roasted.
17. Bahrain's small size and central location among countries of the Persian Gulf require it to play a [delicate] balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.

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  • Delicate — Del i*cate, a. [L. delicatus pleasing the senses, voluptuous, soft and tender; akin to deliciae delight: cf. F. d[ e]licat. See {Delight}.] 1. Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring. [R.] [1913 Webster] Dives, for his delicate life …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delicate — [del′i kit] adj. [ME delicat < L delicatus, giving pleasure, delightful < * delicare, for OL delicere, to allure, entice < de , intens. + lacere: see DELIGHT] 1. pleasing in its lightness, mildness, subtlety, etc. [a delicate flavor,… …   English World dictionary

  • delicate — [adj1] dainty, weak aerial, balmy, breakable, choice, delectable, delicious, delightful, elegant, ethereal, exquisite, faint, filmy, fine, fine grained, finespun, flimsy, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, gauzy, gentle, gossamery, graceful …   New thesaurus

  • Delicate — may refer to: Delicate (song), a 1993 single by Terence Trent D Arby featuring Des ree Delicate (album), an album by Martha The Muffins Delicate , a single by Damien Rice from the album O This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • delicate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) very fine in texture or structure. 2) easily broken or damaged; fragile. 3) susceptible to illness or adverse conditions. 4) requiring sensitive or careful handling. 5) skilful; deft. 6) (of food or drink) subtly and pleasantly… …   English terms dictionary

  • Delicate — Del i*cate, n. 1. A choice dainty; a delicacy. [R.] [1913 Webster] With abstinence all delicates he sees. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person. [1913 Webster] All the vessels, then, which our delicates have, those …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • délicaté — délicaté, ée (dé li ka té, tée) part. passé. Un enfant trop délicaté …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Delicāte — (Delicatemente, ital.), mit Zartheit vorzutragen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • delicate — index destructible, impalpable, intricate, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), palatable, precarious, subtle (refined) …   Law dictionary

  • delicate — (adj.) late 14c., self indulgent, loving ease; delightful; sensitive, easily hurt; feeble, from L. delicatus alluring, delightful, dainty, also addicted to pleasure, luxurious, effeminate; of uncertain origin; related by folk etymology (and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • delicate — exquisite, dainty, rare, *choice, recherché, elegant Analogous words: delectable, *delightful, delicious: *soft, gentle, mild, lenient, balmy: ethereal, *airy, aerial Antonyms: gross Contrasted words: *coarse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms