indelicate


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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 ?
replied my Husband in a most nobly contemptuous Manner) and dost thou then imagine that there is no other support for an exalted mind (such as is my Laura's) than the mean and indelicate employment of Eating and Drinking?
However, to the uncon- sciously indelicate all things are delicate.
He can have no true regard for me, or he would not have listened to her; and SHE, with her little rebellious heart and indelicate feelings, to throw herself into the protection of a young man with whom she has scarcely ever exchanged two words before
A painting in the dining-hall verged upon the indelicate-- but then the Margravine was herself a trifle indelicate.
Silvery-headed age and sprightly youth, maids and matrons, had to undergo the same indelicate inspection.
Mingott said she had gone out; which, on a day of such glaring sunlight, and at the "shopping hour," seemed in itself an indelicate thing for a compromised woman to do.
We shall therefore transcribe no more of her speech, as it approached still nearer and nearer to a subject too indelicate to find any place in this history.
em putt'n dey han's up 'fo' dey eyes en sayin' to David and Goliah en dem yuther prophets, 'Dat chile is dress' to indelicate fo' dis place.
He who, she had been persuaded, would avoid her as his greatest enemy, seemed, on this accidental meeting, most eager to preserve the acquaintance, and without any indelicate display of regard, or any peculiarity of manner, where their two selves only were concerned, was soliciting the good opinion of her friends, and bent on making her known to his sister.
It had occurred to him that it was perhaps indelicate to insist.
Oh, man, selfish, indelicate, coarse-grained at the best, thy woman's hour has come; get thee gone.
He argued to himself that decent people--and he knew no others--did not care to talk about such indelicate affairs.