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indelicate

adjective in·del·i·cate \-li-kət\

: not polite : having or showing bad manners or taste

Full Definition of INDELICATE

:  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

  1. Many consider it indelicate to talk about such things in mixed company.
  2. <the company considered his indelicate handling of such a personal matter to be unprofessional>

First Known Use of INDELICATE

1742

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