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 ?
Yet there are a thousand ways of helping them, if one only knows how to do it so delicately that it does not offend.
She walked across a deserted field, where the stubble bruised her tender feet, so delicately shod, and tore her thin gown to shreds.
If he was really in love with Jessie, she would learn what reasons he had for expecting a serious culmination of his suit, and perhaps she might be able delicately to open his eyes to the truth.
In the way of furniture, there were two tables: one, constructed with perplexing intricacy and exhibiting as many feet as a centipede; the other, most delicately wrought, with four long and slender legs, so apparently frail that it was almost incredible what a length of time the ancient tea-table had stood upon them.
Not to speak of the clergyman's health, so inadequate to sustain the hardships of a forest life, his native gifts, his culture, and his entire development would secure him a home only in the midst of civilization and refinement; the higher the state the more delicately adapted to it the man.
He is the great prize ox of the sea, too fat to be delicately good.
Her dress was of the neatest possible fit, and set off to advantage her finely moulded shape;--a delicately formed hand and a trim foot and ankle were items of appearance that did not escape the quick eye of the trader, well used to run up at a glance the points of a fine female article.
The dainty and elaborate ornamentation upon its two chief fronts is as delicately carved as if it had been intended for the interior of a drawing-room rather than for the outside of a house.
He turned his back, and the two panes were quickly covered with delicately lined oval spots, but visible only to such persons as could get a dark background for them--the foliage of a tree, outside, for instance.
Under her delicately etched brows they glowed like two stars, their dancing lights half hidden in lustrous darkness.
Your time has been properly and delicately spent, if you have been endeavouring for the last four years to bring about this marriage.
And on the trunk of the tree he leaned against, a brown squirrel was clinging and watching him, and from behind a bush nearby a cock pheasant was delicately stretching his neck to peep out, and quite near him were two rabbits sitting up and sniffing with tremulous noses--and actually it appeared as if they were all drawing near to watch him and listen to the strange low little call his pipe seemed to make.