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Adj.1.overdelicate - extremely delicate; "an overdelicate digestive system"
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
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Discussing the play The Difficult One, whose hero is clearly a self-portrait, Rychner wrote, "Count Karl Buhl is difficult because he has an overdelicate conscience in all human matters, which almost paralyzes him in action.