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delicacy
as in:  delicacy of the brushwork


The lacework was done with great delicacy.
  pleasant subtlety or fineness
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Delicacy has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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Samples:
  • The lacework was done with great delicacy.
  • Her delicacy in blending flavors makes her an outstanding chef.
  • I cut open her shirt with my dagger, jolted for a moment by the delicacy of her skin.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   delicacy [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, History
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