Antonyms of adj delicate

7 senses of delicate

Sense 1
delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

rugged (vs. delicate) -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")
        => knockabout -- (suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car")
        => sturdy, tough -- (substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal")

Sense 2
delicate -- (marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch")

INDIRECT (VIA skilled) -> unskilled -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 3
delicate, fragile, frail -- (easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft")

INDIRECT (VIA breakable) -> unbreakable -- (impossible to break especially under ordinary usage; "unbreakable plastic dinnerwear")

Sense 4
delicate, soft -- (easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin")

INDIRECT (VIA tender) -> tough, toughened -- (physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet")

Sense 5
finespun, delicate -- (developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense")

INDIRECT (VIA refined) -> unrefined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Sense 6
delicate, ticklish, touchy -- (difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject")

INDIRECT (VIA difficult) -> easy -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 7
delicate -- (of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments")

INDIRECT (VIA sensitive) -> insensitive -- (not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation")

Similarity of adj delicate

7 senses of delicate

Sense 1
delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")
       => dainty, exquisite -- (delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo")
       => ethereal, gossamer -- (characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing")
       => fragile -- (vulnerably delicate; "she has the fragile beauty of youth")
       => light-handed -- (having a metaphorically delicate touch; "the translation is...light-handed...and generally unobtrusive"- New Yorker)
       => overdelicate -- (extremely delicate; "an overdelicate digestive system")
       => pastel -- (lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music")
       => tender -- ((of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots")
          Also See-> breakable#1; frail#1; weak#1

Sense 2
delicate -- (marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch")
       => skilled (vs. unskilled) -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 3
delicate, fragile, frail -- (easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft")
       => breakable (vs. unbreakable) -- (capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully")

Sense 4
delicate, soft -- (easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin")
       => tender (vs. tough), untoughened -- (physically untoughened; "tender feet")

Sense 5
finespun, delicate -- (developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense")
       => refined (vs. unrefined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Sense 6
delicate, ticklish, touchy -- (difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject")
       => difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 7
delicate -- (of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments")
       => sensitive (vs. insensitive) -- (responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light")

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