Definitions of delicate:
  • adjective:   of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
    Example: "Almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
  • adjective:   marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    Example: "A surgeon's delicate touch"
  • adjective:   easily hurt
    Example: "A baby's delicate skin"
  • adjective:   exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    Example: "A delicate violin passage"
  • adjective:   easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    Example: "A kite too delicate to fly safely"
  • adjective:   difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    Example: "Delicate negotiations with the big powers"
  • adjective:   developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

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