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indelicate

adjective uk   us   /ɪnˈdel.ɪ.kət/
Indelicate words or actions are not suitable for a situation and are likely to be offensive: an indelicate comment Would it be indelicate to mention the fee at this point?
indelicacy
noun [U] uk   us   /-kə.si/
Translations of “indelicate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (言語或行為)不適當的,無禮的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (言语或行为)不适当的,无礼的…
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