delicacy has definitions from the fields of psychology,food
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[ noun ] the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

Synonyms

fineness daintiness

Examples

"the daintiness of her touch" "the fineness of her features"

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Yet no detail was too small to receive attention from this master , and as a result the playing here has humor , delicacy , and radiant humanity .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .

Related terms

elegance

2
[ noun ] (food) something considered choice to eat

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

The preparations were elaborate : flowers , candles , incense sticks , rice wine , dozens of delicacies , and pieces of white cotton string .

3
[ noun ] lack of physical strength

Synonyms

fragility

Related terms

weakness

4
[ noun ] smallness of stature

Synonyms

slightness

Related terms

smallness

5
[ noun ] (psychology) refined taste; tact

Synonyms

discretion

Related terms

taste

6
[ noun ] subtly skillful handling of a situation

Related terms

tact

7
[ noun ] lightness in movement or manner

Synonyms

airiness

Related terms

liveliness

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