Adjective Definition

delicate

1.Definition: developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

Related Adjective(s):finespun


2.Definition: difficult to handle; requiring great tact

"Delicate negotiations with the big powers"

Related Adjective(s):ticklish, touchy


3.Definition: easily broken or damaged or destroyed

"A kite too delicate to fly safely"

Related Adjective(s):fragile, frail


4.Definition: easily hurt

"A baby's delicate skin"

Related Adjective(s):soft


5.Definition: exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury

"A delicate violin passage", "Delicate china", "A delicate flavor", "The delicate wing of a butterfly"


6.Definition: marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique

"A surgeon's delicate touch"


7.Definition: of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely

"Almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"




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