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indelicate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of indelicate

  1. showing poor judgment especially in personal relationships or social situations the company considered his indelicate handling of such a personal matter to be unprofessional Synonyms of indelicate brash, graceless, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indiscreet, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwiseWords Related to indelicate dumb, idiotic (also idiotical), moronic, stupid; careless, heedless, inconsiderate, mindless, thoughtless; ill-mannered, improper, inappropriate, indecorous, unbecoming, uncivil, unseemly; foolish, harebrained, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, sillyNear Antonyms of indelicate intelligent, logical, rational, sensible, smart, sound; appropriate, becoming, civil, decorous, proper, seemly; sage, sane, sapientAntonyms of indelicate advisable, discreet, judicious, prudent, tactful, wise

Synonym Discussion of indelicate

indecorous, improper, unseemly, unbecoming, indelicate mean not conforming to what is accepted as right, fitting, or in good taste. indecorous suggests a violation of accepted standards of good manners.
    • indecorous behavior
improper applies to a broader range of transgressions of rules not only of social behavior but of ethical practice or logical procedure or prescribed method.
    • improper use of campaign contributions
unseemly adds a suggestion of special inappropriateness to a situation or an offensiveness to good taste.
    • remarried with unseemly haste
unbecoming suggests behavior or language that does not suit one's character or status.
    • conduct unbecoming to an officer
indelicate implies a lack of modesty or of tact or of refined perception of feeling.
    • indelicate expressions for bodily functions

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