: not delicate:
a (1) : lacking in or offending against propriety : improper (2) : verging on the indecent : coarse
b : marked by a lack of feeling for the sensibilities of others : tactless
— in·del·i·cate·ly adverb
— in·del·i·cate·ness noun
Examples of INDELICATE
- Many consider it indelicate to talk about such things in mixed company.
- <the company considered his indelicate handling of such a personal matter to be unprofessional>
First Known Use of INDELICATE
Related to INDELICATE
- brash, graceless, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indiscreet, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwise
- advisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise
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