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English definition of “delicacy”

delicacy

noun  /ˈdel·ɪ·kə·si/ us  

delicacy noun (FOOD)

[C] something esp. rare or expensive that is good to eat: a dinner of Vietnamese delicacies

delicacy noun (NEED FOR CARE)

[U] the special care needed to deal with something in order to avoid causing trouble or offense; the quality of needing this special care: We need to discuss a matter of some delicacy.
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