Delicate in a sentence as an adjective

"This is a bit of a delicate topic.

A key skill is putting out delicate feelers.

> "Are they too delicate to take public transportation?"No.

It’s not careful use of this really delicate and invaluable resource.

Some people are not cut out for that - their delicate sensibilities couldn't bear the thought of firing someone.

This seems a bit delicate and involves some communication during the hand-off from the old to the new, but it does work.

Not to be too reductionist, but that leaves me thinking of two possible conclusions:1. women are too delicate to handle any references to anatomyor2.

At the same time, they're toeing a delicate line between improving drivers' safety and causing them to become complacent.

Or if a light source interferes with the delicate balancing act responsible for the synchronization -- like the headlights on a passing car.

The implementation will need a garbage-collector, a delicate, complicated, and cumbersome piece of code to write.

We should be encouraging kids to program for ecosystems that are free to enter, and that don't censor apps for disagreeing with their delicate sensibilities.

As I said, gamma radiation is highly penetrating and heavily ionizing, which means that it damages delicate materials quite easily.

I took a poll of the other person in our hackerspace right now: she thinks this is funny.>Isn't it way more offensive to assume that women are such dainty delicate creatures that like, they won't get the joke?I think so. Every female hacker I've ever talked to has expressed that their worst fear is people acting differently around them.

Archeology has historically systematically underestimated, perhaps for delicate readers, the amount of sheer erotic art that was produced by early human beings.

I have heard stories of management hubris that ultimately doesnt pan out. Some of the people that play a starring role in these dramas then invent conspiracies about plotting colleagues causing them to rank poorly, incompetent managers that didnt recognize their delicate snow-flakism or any other number of explanations that conveniently dont attribute any share of the blame to themselves.

There is a delicate balance between the power of the executive and the power of the courts and trying to chill the telecom's access to the court system by claiming that the company was interfering with an investigation by challenging the NSL is a deeply troubling action.

The coffee finds nothing else in the sack, and so it attacks these delicate and voluptuous linings; it acts like a food and demands digestive juices; it wrings and twists the stomach for these juices, appealing as a pythoness appeals to her god; it brutalizes these beautiful stomach linings as a wagon master abuses ponies; the plexus becomes inflamed; sparks shoot all the way up to the brain.

Delicate definitions


exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"


marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch"


easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"

See also: fragile frail


easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"

See also: soft


developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"

See also: finespun


difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject"

See also: ticklish touchy


of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"