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delicacy

noun [U] (POLITENESS)    /ˈdel.ɪ.kə.si/
acting and speaking carefully so that no one is offended, or the possibility of causing offence: He raised the matter with great delicacy. I don't think you quite appreciate the delicacy of the situation.ComplexityDifficult to understand
(Definition of delicacy noun (POLITENESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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