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Meaning & Definition of Delicacy in English

English

Delicacy

/dɛləkəsi/

noun

1. The quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

  • "The daintiness of her touch"
  • "The fineness of her features"
    synonym:
  • daintiness
  • ,
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • fineness

2. Something considered choice to eat

    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • goody
  • ,
  • kickshaw
  • ,
  • treat

3. Refined taste

  • Tact
    synonym:
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • discretion

4. Smallness of stature

    synonym:
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • slightness

5. Lack of physical strength

    synonym:
  • fragility
  • ,
  • delicacy

6. Subtly skillful handling of a situation

    synonym:
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • diplomacy
  • ,
  • discreetness
  • ,
  • finesse

7. Lightness in movement or manner

    synonym:
  • airiness
  • ,
  • delicacy

Examples of using

Mary is lacking in delicacy.
Mary is lacking in delicacy.