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delicacy

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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

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2 the state or quality of having a delicate structure
  • we never cease to marvel at the delicacy of a snowflake

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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

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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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The first known use of delicacy was in the 14th century

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“Delicacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delicacy. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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