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English definition of “delicate”

delicate

adjective
 
 
/ˈdelɪkət/
GENTLE B2 soft, light, or gentle: a delicate flavour a delicate shade of pinkLight and weightless
EASY TO DAMAGE B2 easy to damage or break: a delicate china cupFragile 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 handsThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
delicately adverb
(Definition of delicate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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