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indelicate Explained

indelicate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ın'delıkət]

indelicate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1742, "offensive to propriety," from in- "not" + delicate (q.v.). ///

indelicate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal likely to embarrass or shock people// rude// --an indelicate comment// -- indelicacy n [U] //

indelicate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "indelicate":
callow, chintzy, crude, improper, in bad taste, inappropriate,
indecent, indecorous, indiscreet, inelegant, lewd, malodorous,
offensive, rough, rude, tasteless, unbecoming, unbeseeming,
uncouth, undecorous, undignified, unfitting, ungenteel, ungodly,
unseemly, unsuitable, untasteful, untoward, vulgar, wanton

indelicate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Impurity): impure, unclean, dirty, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, loose, risqué, coarse, gross, smutty, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lustful, carnal, lewd, lascivious.

indelicate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
(formal) likely to be thought rude or embarrassing:
indelicate questions / comments * We studiously avoided the indelicate subject of her divorce.
indelicacy noun [U]

Indelicate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indelicate \In*del"i*cate\, a. [Pref. in- not + delicate: cf. F.
ind['e]licat.]
Not delicate; wanting delicacy; offensive to good manners, or
to purity of mind; coarse; rude; as, an indelicate word or
suggestion; indelicate behavior. --Macaulay. --
{In*del"i*cate*ly}, adv.

Syn: Indecorous; unbecoming; unseemly; rude; coarse; broad;
impolite; gross; indecent; offensive; improper;
unchaste; impure; unrefined.

indelicate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

indelicate
adj 1: in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent; "an
indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke" [syn: {off-color},
{off-colour}]
2: lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct;
"indecorous behavior" [syn: {indecorous}] [ant: {decorous}]
3: verging on the indecent; "an indelicate proposition"

indelicate at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Improper or immodest.
    1. Coarse or tasteless.
    2. Tactless or undiplomatic.


    Italian

    Adjective

    indelicate {{f}}
  • Feminine plural form of indelicato

    Anagrams

    * decliniate

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -
    Translation: et » indelicate
    Translation: io » indelicate
    Translation: kn » indelicate
    Translation: hu » indelicate
    Translation: ml » indelicate
    Translation: my » indelicate
    Translation: pl » indelicate
    Translation: ru » indelicate
    Translation: ta » indelicate
    Translation: te » indelicate
    Translation: vi » indelicate
    Translation: zh » indelicate

    indélicate at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj-for » m {{f}}
  • Inter: form of » feminine|indélicat|lang=fr

  • Translation: el » indélicate
    Translation: fr » indélicate
    Translation: io » indélicate