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delicacy -- as in: offend her delicacy
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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)
  • My mother does not watch R-rated movies. She says they offend her sense of modesty and delicacy.
  • There was a certain delicacy to the way he moved—as though he might easily break.
  • ...if you destroy delicacy and a sense of shame in a young girl, you deprave her very fast.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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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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