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in·del·i·cate

 (ĭn-dĕl′ĭ-kĭt)
adj.
1. Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse: an indelicate joke. See Synonyms at unseemly.
2. Lacking in consideration for the feelings of others; tactless.

in·del′i·ca·cy (ĭ-kə-sē) n.
in·del′i·cate·ly adv.
in·del′i·cate·ness n.

indelicate

(ɪnˈdɛlɪkɪt)
adj
1. coarse, crude, or rough
2. offensive, embarrassing, or tasteless
inˈdelicacy, inˈdelicateness n
inˈdelicately adv

in•del•i•cate

(ɪnˈdɛl ɪ kɪt)

adj.
1. rather offensive to propriety or decency; improper: indelicate language.
2. lacking sensitivity; tactless.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indelicate - in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent; "an indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
2.indelicate - lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
3.indelicate - verging on the indecent; "an indelicate proposition"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"

indelicate

indelicate

adjective
1. Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
3. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations

indelicate

[ɪnˈdelɪkɪt] ADJ (= tactless) → indiscreto, falto de tacto; (= crude) → indelicado

indelicate

[ɪnˈdɛlɪkət] adj
(= tactless) → qui manque de tact
to be indelicate to do sth → être indélicat de faire qch
(= not polite) → inconvenant(e)

indelicate

adj persontaktlos; act, remark alsoungehörig; subjectpeinlich; (= crude)geschmacklos

indelicate

[ɪnˈdɛlɪkɪt] adj (tactless) → indelicato/a, privo/a di tatto; (not polite) → indelicato/a
References in classic literature ?
If I have candidly narrated the importunities, the indelicacies, of which my desire to possess myself of Jeffrey Aspern's papers had rendered me capable I need not shrink from confessing this last indiscretion.
As often with indelicacies, a respect for the office rather than the temporary officeholder.
The unwillingness and inability to make distinctions invites a certain coarseness of manners--mobile phone mal-etiquette, public slovenliness and other indelicacies not worth mentioning.