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delicacy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of delicacy

  1. 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 of delicacy bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delectable, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, tidbit (also titbit), treat, viand Words Related to delicacy morsel; candy, dessert, junket, sweet, sweetmeat

  2. 2 the state or quality of having a delicate structure we never cease to marvel at the delicacy of a snowflake Synonyms of delicacy daintiness, exquisiteness, fineness, fragility, frangibility Words Related to delicacy diaphanousness, flimsiness, insubstantiality, wispiness; brittleness, crumbliness, friability Near Antonyms of delicacy firmness, solidity; strength Antonyms of delicacy coarseness, crudeness, crudity, roughness, rudeness

  3. 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 Synonyms of delicacy qualmishness, queasiness, squeamishness Words Related to delicacy daintiness, fastidiousness, finicalness, finickiness, fussiness Near Antonyms of delicacy boldness, gutsiness Antonyms of delicacy indelicacy

  4. 4 the quality or state of being very accurate the delicacy of the watch movement is incredible Synonyms of delicacy accuracy, accurateness, closeness, precision, exactitude, exactness, fineness, nicety, perfection, preciseness, rigor, rigorousness, ultraprecision, veracityWords Related to delicacy correctness, fidelity, rightness, strictness, truth; definiteness, definitiveness, definitude, determinacy; nicety, subtlety; care, carefulness, fastidiousness, meticulousness, persnicketinessNear Antonyms of delicacy approximation, roundness; falseness, falsity, incorrectness, wrongness; carelessness, guesswork, looseness; indefiniteness, vaguenessAntonyms of delicacy coarseness, impreciseness, imprecision, inaccuracy, inexactitude, inexactness, roughness

  5. 5 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor all of her life the shy poet gave the appearance of extreme delicacy Synonyms of delicacy asthenia, debilitation, debility, weakness, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, languor, listlessness, lowness, wimpinessWords Related to delicacy decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, prostration; exhaustion, fatigue, lassitude, weariness; defenselessness, helplessness, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness; effeteness, softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation, invalidism; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injuryNear Antonyms of delicacy energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellnessAntonyms of delicacy hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor

  6. 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 Synonyms of delicacy acuteness, acuity, keenness, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sharpnessWords Related to delicacy hyperacuity, hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, oversensitiveness, oversensitivity, supersensitivity; accuracy, exactitude, exactness, fineness


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