delicate


delicate

adjective

Definition of DELICATE

1
satisfying or pleasing because of fineness or mildness <a heavy sauce would spoil the delicate flavor of this fish>
Antonyms robust, strong, sturdy
2
able to sense slight impressions or differences <only a person with delicate taste buds could tell the difference between these two wines>
3
accomplished with trained ability <the delicate handling of a difficult diplomatic situation>
Synonyms adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlike
10
meeting the highest standard of accuracy <extremely delicate instruments such as an atomic clock>
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requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling <the delicate challenge of inviting two people who don't like each other to the same party>

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