Synonyms and Antonyms of indelicateness

  1. 1 the quality or state of lacking refinement or good taste the well-known indelicateness of the comedian's humor made him a poor choice for master of ceremonies Synonyms coarseness, commonness, crassness, crudeness, crudity, grossness, indelicacy, vulgarity, lowness, raffishness, rawness, roughness, rudeness, tastelessnessRelated Words boorishness, brutishness, churlishness, clownishness, loutishness, rowdiness, rusticity, uncouthness; artlessness, gracelessness, inelegance, unsophistication; insensitiveness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; kitsch, tackinessNear Antonyms courtliness, urbanity; elegance, grace, graciousness; consideration, sensitivity, thoughtfulnessAntonyms cultivation, genteelness, gentility, polish, refinement, tastefulness

  2. 2 the quality or state of not being socially proper the indelicateness of the topic makes it a poor choice for dinner conversation Synonyms inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, impropriety, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardnessRelated Words coarseness, crudeness, vulgarity; immodesty, naughtiness; imprudence, indiscreetness, indiscretion; churlishness, discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousnessNear Antonyms discretion, prudence; etiquette, form, manners, proprieties; considerateness, consideration, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, thoughtfulnessAntonyms appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness

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