delicacy


delicacy

noun

Definition of DELICACY

1
something that is pleasing to eat because it is rare or a luxury <presented with a plate of national delicacies while they waited for the queen>
Synonyms bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delectable, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, tidbit (also titbit), treat, viand
2
the state or quality of having a delicate structure <we never cease to marvel at the delicacy of a snowflake>
Near Antonyms firmness, solidity; strength
3
the tendency to be or state of being squeamish <the urgent need for blood prompted many people to overcome their habitual delicacy and become first-time donors>
Near Antonyms boldness, gutsiness
Antonyms indelicacy
6
the state or quality of being able to sense slight impressions or differences <the delicacy of the sensor is such that it will be affected by the slightest vibration>

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