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delicacy -- as in: discuss with delicacy
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as in: discuss with delicacy Define
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

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  • 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.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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as in: eat the delicacy Define
something that is rare or expensive -- usually a prized food
as in: discuss with delicacy Define
care and gentleness -- especially speaking or acting with sensitivity and tact
as in: offend her delicacy Define
fragility -- of something that can easily be damaged (often referring to the fragility of someone's emotional well being when it is easily distressed by something that is offensive or disturbing)
as in: delicacy of the brushwork Define
pleasant subtlety or fineness
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