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Synonyms for delicate
ˈdɛl ɪ kɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delicate(adj)

    exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

    "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"

    Synonyms:
    fragile, finespun, touchy, frail, soft, ticklish

    Antonyms:
    easy, unrefined, unbreakable, rugged, unskilled, toughened, knockabout, sturdy, insensitive, tough

  2. delicate(adj)

    marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique

    "a surgeon's delicate touch"

    Synonyms:
    fragile, finespun, touchy, frail, soft, ticklish

    Antonyms:
    insensitive, knockabout, sturdy, unskilled, toughened, unrefined, tough, rugged, unbreakable, easy

  3. delicate, fragile, frail(adj)

    easily broken or damaged or destroyed

    "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"

    Synonyms:
    slight, fallible, imperfect, tenuous, ticklish, soft, fragile, touchy, frail, thin, flimsy, weak, finespun

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, tough, insensitive, rugged, unskilled, knockabout, unrefined, sturdy, easy, toughened

  4. delicate, soft(adj)

    easily hurt

    "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"

    Synonyms:
    cushy, indulgent, mild, easy, piano, balmy, lenient, voiced, easygoing, soft, diffused, frail, flabby, subdued, diffuse, sonant, flaccid, ticklish, gentle, finespun, touchy, fragile

    Antonyms:
    tough, sturdy, unskilled, toughened, unbreakable, easy, knockabout, insensitive, unrefined, rugged

  5. finespun, delicate(adj)

    developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

    "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"

    Synonyms:
    ticklish, soft, fragile, touchy, frail, hairsplitting, finespun

    Antonyms:
    unbreakable, tough, sturdy, unrefined, rugged, easy, unskilled, knockabout, toughened, insensitive

  6. delicate, ticklish, touchy(adj)

    difficult to handle; requiring great tact

    "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject"

    Synonyms:
    feisty, ticklish, soft, fragile, touchy, frail, huffy, thin-skinned, finespun

    Antonyms:
    easy, toughened, unbreakable, insensitive, knockabout, sturdy, unskilled, rugged, tough, unrefined

  7. delicate(adj)

    of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely

    "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"

    Synonyms:
    fragile, finespun, touchy, frail, soft, ticklish

    Antonyms:
    unskilled, tough, toughened, rugged, knockabout, insensitive, unbreakable, unrefined, easy, sturdy

Wiktionary

  1. delicate(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    fragile

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delicate

    Fine (Latin finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root-sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.

    Synonyms:
    beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, polished, pure, refined, sensitive, sharp, slender, slight, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin

    Antonyms:
    big, blunt, clumsy, coarse, great, heavy, huge, immense, large, rude, stout, thick

Editors Contribution

  1. improvise

    fast to break

    the vase is delicate

    Submitted by rinat on October 2, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delicate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pleasant, pleasing, delicious, agreeable, savory, palatable

  2. delicate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fine, nice, elegant, exquisite

  3. delicate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tender, slender, weak

  4. delicate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    discriminating, careful, scrupulous, fastidious, dainty, of nice perception

  5. delicate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    refined, pure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. delicate(a)

    Synonyms:
    graceful, fine, exquisite, minute, slender, refined, sensitive, fastidious, dainty, critical, ticklish

    Antonyms:
    indelicate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sensitive, fragile, subtle, tricky, thorny, difficult, awkward, precarious, minute, vulnerable

How to pronounce delicate?

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How to use delicate in a sentence?

  1. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano:

    I have informed the cabinet that I intend to empower the prefect of Rome so that he can oversee projects and planning with the mayor in eight especially delicate areas.

  2. Mintaro Oba:

    It doesn't take an expert to recognize that negotiations about detained President Donald Trump citizens can be extremely delicate, raising expectations in public is a dangerous game, one that can signal to the other country that President Donald Trump now have a lot more to lose if the deal falls through.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    BBW and SSBBW A bbw girl is completely beautiful, she is endowed with the full-fledged beauty of mind and body, her forms are full of beauty and a tidbit, in my eyes you will always be perfect. So hot and sweet, well, just tin, I have a severe burn from excitement of horny and love. You are attractive from any side in any form. Your body seems to order me to love you again and again. Your yummy appearance to enter deep sex hypnosis of love is so beautiful well just to the loss of pulse, delicate as pink rose skin, pink tint on your skin like delicate pink opal, you are the personification of the true form of femininity, in my mind I see only you since I'm in love with your soul and body, my soul, heart and mind are saturated with the powerful force of love for you, true love for you and excitement boils in me and boils, you stand out with its outstanding beauty from the crowd of girls and women, as if several thousand illuminate you ajor floodlights accompanied with your favorite music. I gently kiss your skin and it’s just the divine taste of love and passion, I look at you and don’t notice how long I look at you, your great beauty is always fashionable in my heart, for me you are the highest top model of true beauty, I comprehend your bowels of amazing beauty, you expose your soul during unforgettable sex, so it is your image is like unforgettable sex, you expose your sensual tender soul filled with burning passion like a fashionable jacket, you seduce me with its beauty with style and special chic. My whole mind is filled with you, every neuron is filled with you, now my brain is so arranged, when you undress with deep delight it becomes difficult to breathe right up to the shock of admiration, to what extent it is a wonderful sight that I just sweat and stutter with excitement. Than more often I see you, the happier I become like a child, as if every time I fall in love, looking at you for the first time every day, I see that you are the highest happiness and love in the universe. I am in love with your ideal divine forms of the body, they are just perfect and perfect. I feel you and love and excitement by the whole nervous system I feel only you alone and it goes into the soul into the subconscious, into dreams, and the whole nervous system receives a powerful orgasm of romance from love for you, like a great volcano or a great tsunami, it carries me into the world dreams where everywhere you are just like a storm and swirling like a huge tornado, the element of my love is able to crush this world. You are my most cherished desire that I made every day. When you look at me, the violin symphony gently sounds, when you peer at me the piano keys, from deep sensual eye contact, in your eyes I see infinite beauty. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tout le temps que nous entendons "l'amour est aveugle." mais il est pas vrai. Aveugle est l'engouement, tandis que l'amour voit tout et tout accepter aspect étonnant de la vie. l'amour est fort et permanent engouement vis-à-vis qui est fragile et transitoire. à mon avis, l'amour est comme de la soie, qui est délicate, douce, illuminant et doux - et pourtant si forte qu'aucune force sur terre ne peut déchirer facilement. l'amour est d'accepter l'autre pour de bonnes qualités ainsi que des défauts, et pour les forces autant que les faiblesses. l'amour est de travailler ensemble à travers les défis de la vie, et surmonter les obstacles avec synergie. Je voudrais résumer l'amour dans trois T: la trust, la transparence et le travail d'équipe.

  5. Ulrich Roux:

    For her it's a delicate balancing act.


Translations for delicate

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  • delicatCatalan, Valencian
  • jemný, choulostivý, rozklepanýCzech
  • zart, hochempfindlich, empfindlich, filigran, anmutig, grazil, wählerisch, delikat, schwächlich, köstlich, anfällig, angeschlagen, erlesen, sanft, leicht, zierlich, feingliedrig, empfindsam, feinfühlig, anspruchsvoll, ausgesuchtGerman
  • delikatsenta, delikataEsperanto
  • delicadoSpanish
  • herkkäFinnish
  • délicatFrench
  • leiceIrish
  • halusIndonesian
  • delikatNorwegian
  • delikatnyPolish
  • delicadoPortuguese
  • delicatRomanian
  • изящный, изысканный, хрупкий, болезненный, деликатный, разбитыйRussian
  • సున్నితమైనTelugu

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