care and gentleness -- especially speaking or acting with sensitivity and tact
She is admired for her delicacy in negotiations.
If you act like a bull in a china shop, the negotiations will fail. Delicacy is required.
. . . it is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
Miss Bartlett, though skilled in the delicacies of conversation, was powerless in the presence of brutality.
E.M. Forster -- A Room With A View
I saw a delicacy in him that I had never seen on the coast. His manners were like a form of consideration; and however small the occasion, his manners never failed.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
I look past her, into the distance as I’ve been trained to, and her cold glare bores into me with the delicacy of a blunt knife.