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One entry found for delicacy.
Main Entry: del·i·ca·cy
Pronunciation: primarystressdel-i-kschwa-semacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
1 : something pleasing to eat because it is rare or a luxury
2 a : fineness of structure : DAINTINESS <lace of great delicacy> b : weakness of body : FRAILTY <the delicacy of his health>
3 : the ability to express very slight degrees of feeling (as in painting or music)
4 : consideration for the feelings of others
5 : the ability to sense or indicate very slight differences : PRECISION
6 : the tendency to be or state of being squeamish
7 : the quality or state of requiring careful treatment <the delicacy of a situation>

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