noun del·i·ca·tesse

Definition of delicatesse



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Origin and Etymology of delicatesse

French délicatesse, from Middle French delicatesse, probably from Old Italian delicatezza, from delicato delicate, dainty, tasty (from Latin delicatus pleasing to the senses, voluptuous) + -ezza -ess — more at delicate

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to criticize severely

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