Examples of indelicate in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of indelicate from the Web
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First Known Use of indelicate
Synonymsbrash, graceless, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indiscreet, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwise
Antonymsadvisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise
Related Wordsdumb, idiotic (also idiotical), moronic, stupid; careless, heedless, inconsiderate, mindless, thoughtless; ill-mannered, improper, inappropriate, indecorous, unbecoming, uncivil, unseemly; foolish, harebrained, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, silly
Near Antonymsintelligent, logical, rational, sensible, smart, sound; appropriate, becoming, civil, decorous, proper, seemly; sage, sane, sapient
Synonym Discussion of indelicate
- indecorous behavior
- improper use of campaign contributions
- remarried with unseemly haste
- conduct unbecoming to an officer
- indelicate expressions for bodily functions
INDELICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indelicate for English Language Learners
: not polite : having or showing bad manners or taste
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