Meaning of “indelicate” in the English Dictionary

"indelicate" in British English

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indelicateadjective

uk /ɪnˈdel.ɪ.kət/ us /ɪnˈdel.ə.kət/
indelicately
adverb /-li/

Would she, he asked indelicately, ever remarry?
indelicacy
noun [ U ] uk /ɪnˈdel.ɪ.kə.si/ us /ɪnˈdel.ə.kə.si/

(Definition of “indelicate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indelicate" in American English

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indelicateadjective

us /ɪnˈdel·ɪ·kət/

showing a lack of awareness of socially correct behavior:

There was an embarrassed silence after his indelicate remark about her age.

(Definition of “indelicate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)