1.Definition: developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
2.Definition: difficult to handle; requiring great tact
"Delicate negotiations with the big powers"
3.Definition: easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"A kite too delicate to fly safely"
4.Definition: easily hurt
"A baby's delicate skin"
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"