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indelicacy

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noun in·del·i·ca·cy \(ˌ)in-ˈde-li-kə-sē\

Definition of indelicacy

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being indelicate

  2. 2 :  something that is indelicate



Examples of indelicacy

  1. <the indelicacy of their dinner conversation made the other guests wince in embarrassment>



1712

First Known Use of indelicacy

1712



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