Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun delicacy

7 senses of delicacy

Sense 1
daintiness, delicacy, fineness -- (the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features")
       => elegance -- (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility")

Sense 2
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat -- (something considered choice to eat)
       => nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)

Sense 3
delicacy, discretion -- (refined taste; tact)
       => taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness -- (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste")

Sense 4
delicacy, slightness -- (smallness of stature)
       => smallness, littleness -- (the property of having a relatively small size)

Sense 5
fragility, delicacy -- (lack of physical strength)
       => weakness -- (the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed")

Sense 6
delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse -- (subtly skillful handling of a situation)
       => tact, tactfulness -- (consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense)

Sense 7
airiness, delicacy -- (lightness in movement or manner)
       => liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness -- (animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it")

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