Synonyms for delicacy:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
daintiness, fineness of structure (noun)
delicious, gourmet food (noun)
criticalness, fussiness, exactingness, fastidiousness, properness, literalism, rigorousness, conscientiousness, prudishness, daintiness, meticulousness, correctness, priggishness, particularity, preciseness, persnicketiness, discrimination, accuracy, carefulness, diligence, flawlessness, severity.
Usage examples for delicacy:
- He only means a kindly offer of service, no doubt, however strange that may seem to your delicacy of breeding, Monsieur the Duke." - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
- He would not ask her to keep a secret from her father, and she liked his delicacy; but he looked thoughtful. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.
- Kitty, knowing how she would have felt under similar circumstances, took it without looking at him; instinctive delicacy told her not to. - "Kitty Trenire", Mabel Quiller-Couch.