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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Very fine in quality; beautifully detailed. Also: easily hurt or spoiled; not strong.

Usage examples (39)
  • The delicate droop of the petals standing out in relief, is like the eyelid of a child.
  • A kite too delicate to fly safely
  • Almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments
  • A surgeon's delicate touch for more
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