delicacy

Synonyms and related words:
absoluteness, accommodatingness, accuracy, acquired taste, affectivity, agreeableness, airiness, airy texture, allergy, ambrosia, amiable weakness, anaphylaxis, appreciation, appreciation of differences, appreciation of excellence, appreciativeness, artistic judgment, ascent, attention to detail, attention to fact, attentiveness, attenuation, banquet, beauty, bonne bouche, breakability, breakableness, brittleness, bubbliness, buoyancy, cachexia, cachexy, care for truth, cate, chanciness, changeableness, choice morsel, choiceness, chronic ill health, circumstantiality, civilized taste, civilizedness, collapse, complaisance, concern, connoisseurship, conscientiousness, considerateness, consideration, correctness, cosseting, crackability, crackableness, crispness, critical niceness, criticality, criticalness, crumbliness, crushability, crushableness, cultivated taste, cultivation, culture, cunningness, cuteness, daintiness, dainty, debilitation, debility, decency, decorousness, decorum, decrepitude, delicate distinction, delicate health, delicateness, dessert, destructibility, detail, diaphanousness, differentia, differential, difficulty, dilutedness, dilution, diminutiveness, discriminating taste, discriminatingness, discrimination, discriminativeness, disintegration, distinction, doubtfulness, down, downiness, dubiousness, easiness, effeminacy, elegance, empathy, enervation, ethereality, exactingness, exactitude, exactness, excellence, exhaustion, exiguity, exiguousness, exility, exquisiteness, faithfulness, fastidiousness, faultlessness, feast, featheriness, feebleness, feel, feeling, fewness, fidelity, filminess, fine palate, fine point, fine-grainedness, fineness, finesse, finicality, finicalness, finickiness, finickingness, fissility, flawlessness, flimsiness, floatability, flossiness, fluff, fluffiness, foaminess, fondness, fracturableness, fragility, frailness, frailty, frangibility, friability, frothiness, fussiness, fuzz, fuzziness, gauziness, gentleness, good taste, goody, gossameriness, grace, gracefulness, gracility, graciosity, graciousness, hairline, hazardousness, healthlessness, heedfulness, helpfulness, human frailty, hyperesthesia, hyperpathia, hypersensitivity, hypochondria, hypochondriasis, identification, ill health, impressionability, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, indecisiveness, indulgence, infirmity, infirmity of will, inherent vice, insecurity, insignificance, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, insufficiency, invalidism, invalidity, irresolution, irritability, judiciousness, laciness, lack of weight, languishing, languishment, leniency, levitation, levity, lightness, literalism, literality, literalness, littleness, luxury, making distinctions, manna, margin, mathematical precision, meagerness, meanness, mellowness, meticulousness, mindfulness, minuteness, mistiness, moderateness, modesty, moral weakness, morbidezza, morbidity, morbidness, morsel, narrow margin, nectar, nervousness, nice distinction, niceness, niceness of distinction, nicety, nonresistiveness, nonrigidity, nuance, obligingness, oversensibility, oversensitiveness, overtenderness, palate, paperiness, particle of difference, particularity, particularness, passibility, peach fuzz, peakedness, perceptiveness, perceptivity, perfection, perilousness, pettiness, photophobia, picayunishness, plushiness, point of difference, polish, poor health, precariousness, preciseness, precisianism, precision, prickliness, propriety, pubescence, pudency, pudicity, pulpiness, punctiliousness, punctuality, puniness, quality, rarity, refined discrimination, refined palate, refinement, regale, regard, regardfulness, responsiveness, right, rightness, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, riskiness, satin, satininess, savory, scantiness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, seemliness, selectiveness, sense, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitization, severity, shade of difference, shakiness, shame, sickliness, silk, silkiness, sleaziness, slenderness, slightness, slimness, slipperiness, smallness, smoothness, softheartedness, softness, solicitousness, solicitude, sophistication, soreness, sponginess, strictness, subtility, subtle distinction, subtlety, supersensitivity, susceptibility, sweetmeat, sword of Damocles, tact, tactfulness, taste, tastefulness, tender feeling, tenderheartedness, tenderness, tenuity, tetchiness, textualism, the letter, thin skin, thinness, thought, thoughtfulness, ticklish business, ticklishness, tidbit, tininess, titbit, toleration, totteriness, touchiness, treat, triviality, uncertainty, undependability, unhealthiness, unheaviness, unimportance, unpredictability, unreliability, unsafeness, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness, unwholesomeness, vagueness, valetudinarianism, velleity, velvet, velvetiness, volatility, vulnerability, warm heart, warmheartedness, wasting, wateriness, weakliness, weakness, weightlessness, wide margin, wispiness, womanishness, yeastiness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Delicacy — Del i*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Delicacies}. [From {Delicate}, a.] 1. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like. [1913 Webster] What choice to choose for delicacy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delicacy — [del′i kə sē] n. pl. delicacies [ME delicacie < ML delicacia < L delicatus: see DELICATE] 1. the quality of being delicate as in taste, odor, or texture 2. fragile beauty or graceful slightness, softness, etc.; fineness [the delicacy of a… …   English World dictionary

  • delicacy — [n1] daintiness, fineness of structure airiness, debility, diaphaneity, elegance, etherealness, exquisiteness, fragility, frailness, frailty, gossameriness, infirmity, lightness, slenderness, smoothness, softness, subtlety, tenderness, tenuity,… …   New thesaurus

  • delicacy — index consideration (sympathetic regard), decorum, discretion (quality of being discreet), fault (weakness), frailty, nuance, propriety ( …   Law dictionary

  • delicacy — late 14c., delightfulness; fastidiousness; quality of being addicted to sensuous pleasure, from DELICATE (Cf. delicate) + CY (Cf. cy). Meaning fineness, softness, tender loveliness is from 1580s; that of weakness of constitution is from 1630s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • delicacy — ► NOUN (pl. delicacies) 1) delicate texture or structure. 2) susceptibility to illness or adverse conditions. 3) discretion and tact. 4) a choice or expensive food …   English terms dictionary

  • delicacy — [[t]de̱lɪkəsi[/t]] delicacies 1) N UNCOUNT Delicacy is the quality of being easy to break or harm, and refers especially to people or things that are attractive or graceful. ...the delicacy of a rose. ...a country where the feminine ideal is… …   English dictionary

  • delicacy — /del i keuh see/, n., pl. delicacies. 1. fineness of texture, quality, etc.; softness; daintiness: the delicacy of lace. 2. something delightful or pleasing, esp. a choice food considered with regard to its rarity, costliness, or the like: Caviar …   Universalium

  • delicacy — noun 1 rare and expensive type of food ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ exotic, rare ▪ expensive ▪ local ▪ Have you tried any of the local deli …   Collocations dictionary

  • delicacy — noun 1) the fabric s delicacy Syn: fineness, exquisiteness, daintiness, airiness; flimsiness, gauziness, silkiness 2) the children s delicacy Syn: sickliness, ill health, frailty, fragility …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • delicacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete a. the quality or state of being luxurious b. indulgence 2. something pleasing to eat that is considered rare or luxurious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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