delicately


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del·i·cate

 (dĕl′ĭ-kĭt)
adj.
1. Pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way: a delicate flavor; a delicate violin passage.
2.
a. Easily broken or damaged: a kite too delicate to fly.
b. Exquisitely fine or dainty: delicate china. See Synonyms at exquisite.
c. Frail in constitution or health.
3.
a. Marked by sensitivity of discrimination: a critic's delicate perception.
b. Very subtle in difference or distinction.
4.
a. Having or showing great consideration or care: delicate remarks concerning the scandal.
b. Requiring careful or tactful treatment: a delicate situation.
5. Fine or soft in touch or skill: a surgeon's delicate touch.
6. Measuring, indicating, or responding to very small changes; precise: a delicate set of scales.

[Middle English delicat and French délicat, both from Latin dēlicātus, pleasing; akin to dēlicia, pleasure; see delicious.]

del′i·cate·ly adv.
del′i·cate·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.delicately - in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"

delicately

Translations
بِنُعومَه، بِلَطافَه، بِرِقَّه
delikátnějemně
fínlega; næmlega
delikátne
özenle

delicately

[ˈdelɪkɪtlɪ] ADV
1. [say, act] → con delicadeza, delicadamente
delicately wordedexpresado con delicadeza
... as you so delicately put it (iro) → ... como tú tan delicadamente or con tanta delicadeza has expresado
2. [flavoured, scented, carved] → exquisitamente
this may upset the delicately balanced ecosystemesto puede alterar el frágil equilibrio del ecosistema

delicately

[ˈdɛlɪkətli] adv
(= subtly) [flavoured] → délicatement
(= tactfully) [act, express, hint] → avec délicatesse, avec tact

delicately

adv
(= daintily)zart; she took it delicately from himsie nahm es ihm mit einer grazilen Bewegung ab; a delicately pretty girlein zartes, hübsches Mädchen
(= subtly) spiced, scentedfein; colouredzart; delicately flavoured (Brit) or flavored (US) → mit einem delikaten Geschmack; a soup delicately flavoured (Brit) or flavored with nutmeg (US) → eine fein mit Muskat gewürzte Suppe
(= tactfully)taktvoll
(= with precision)fein; she picked her way delicately over the rocksvorsichtig suchte sie sich einen Weg über die Felsen

delicately

[ˈdɛlɪkɪtlɪ] adv (gen) → delicatamente; (act, express) → con delicatezza

delicate

(ˈdelikət) adjective
1. requiring special treatment or careful handling. delicate china; a delicate situation/problem.
2. of fine texture etc; dainty. a delicate pattern; the delicate skin of a child.
3. able to do fine, accurate work. a delicate instrument.
4. subtle. a delicate wine; a delicate shade of blue.
ˈdelicately adverb
ˈdelicacyplural ˈdelicacies noun
1. the state or quality of being delicate.
2. something delicious and special to eat. Caviare is a delicacy.
References in classic literature ?
Nothing could have been more naturally introduced, or more delicately managed, than my wife's brief reference to the subject.
She is delicately fair, with fine grey eyes and dark eyelashes; and from her appearance one would not suppose her more than five and twenty, though she must in fact be ten years older, I was certainly not disposed to admire her, though always hearing she was beautiful; but I cannot help feeling that she possesses an uncommon union of symmetry, brilliancy, and grace.
She even went farther, in a timid way inciting him, but doing it so delicately that he never suspected, and doing it half-consciously, so that she scarcely suspected herself.
He referred, very delicately, to what I had then said of the Verdict pronounced on him at the Trial; and he left me to infer that a word from my lips, confirming what his mother had already told him, would quiet his mind at once and forever.
He is the great prize ox of the sea, too fat to be delicately good.
In the forest the harness bells sounded yet more muffled than they had done six weeks before, for now all was thick, shady, and dense, and the young firs dotted about in the forest did not jar on the general beauty but, lending themselves to the mood around, were delicately green with fluffy young shoots.
And surely it was on no country legs that those delicately clocked and open-worked silk stockings walked invisible through the world.
I still think it very delicately done, and with a deep insight; but there is something in all Auerbach's work which in the retrospect affects me as if it dealt with pigmies.
Her features were as firm in repose as those of a Greek bust, and her great dark eyes were arched over by two brows so black, so thick, and so delicately curved, that the eye turned away from the harsher details of the face to marvel at their grace and strength.
Differences of degree there were, of course; but no one more delicately and definitely knew those differences than did Jerry himself.
Undeserved disaster followed him from one employment to another, until he abandoned the struggle, bade a last farewell to the pride of other days, and accepted the position considerately and delicately offered to him in Lady Lydiard's house.
We should say that the author's special ethical gift lay in a delicately intuitive sympathy, not, perhaps, with all phases of character, but certainly with the very varied class of persons represented in these volumes.