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"indelicate" in British English

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indelicateadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈdel.ɪ.kət/
indelicately
adverb /-li/
Would she, he ​asked indelicately, ​everremarry?
indelicacy
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​sociallycorrectbehavior: There was an ​embarrassedsilence after his indelicate ​remark about her ​age.
(Definition of indelicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indelicate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (言语或行为)不适当的,无礼的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (言語或行為)不適當的,無禮的…
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