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English definition of “delicate”


adjective     /ˈdelɪkət/
GENTLE B2 soft , light , or gentle : a delicate flavour a delicate shade of pink Light and weightless
EASY TO DAMAGE B2 easy to damage or break : a delicate china cup Fragile and breakableWeakness and vulnerability
NEEDING CARE needing to be dealt with very carefully : I need to discuss a very delicate matter with you.Weakness and vulnerability
ATTRACTIVE having a thin , attractive shape : delicate hands Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
delicately adverb
(Definition of delicate adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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