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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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1 parts, it starts with a bulky base but rises up to a narrow, sensitive, refined, overdelicate summit ...
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." He then quotes a remark about Buhl in the play about "a certain something of superiority that encircles the Count."
It thereby becomes aimless, out of touch with the purpose of serious inquiry, resembling an eighteen-wheeler paying endless visits to weigh stations but never delivering a load, or a rigged pinball game whose overdelicate sensors can't record scores, can only parrot TILT.