ETYM Latin delicatus pleasing the senses, voluptuous, soft and tender; akin to deliciae delight: cf. French délicat. Related to Delight.
1. Difficult to handle; requiring great tact; SYN. ticklish.
2. Easily broken or damaged or destroyed; SYN. fragile, frail.
3. Easily hurt; SYN. soft.
4. Exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury.
5. Marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique.
6. Said of an instrument or device: capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely.
1. Very thin in gauge or diameter; SYN. tenuous.
2. Minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
3. Of texture; being small-grained or smooth to the touch or having fine particles
4. Very small
5. Characterized by elegance or refinement
6. Superior in skill or ability or accomplishment
7. Superior to the average; SYN. good.
8. Trained to the highest degree of physical excellence
9. Used ironically; SYN. pretty.
10. (Metallurgy) Having a high or specified degree of purity; SYN. f.
1. Physically untoughened; SYN. untoughened.
2. Susceptible to physical or emotional injury; SYN. vulnerable.
3. Given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
4. Easy to cut or chew
5. (Of plants) Not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition