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The bigger question is how does a rogue species called humans - whose population just blew through the seven billion mark on it's way to nine billion members - manage to survive the next century on a planet with finite resources, without destroying its delicate balance in the process.
Edward Burtynsky

Meaning of "delicate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DELICATE

From Latin dēlicātus affording pleasure, from dēliciae (pl) delight, pleasure.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DELICATE

delicate  [ˈdɛlɪkɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DELICATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Delicate can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DELICATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of delicate in the English dictionary

The first definition of delicate in the dictionary is exquisite, fine, or subtle in quality, character, construction, etc. Other definition of delicate is having a soft or fragile beauty. Delicate is also pleasantly subtle, soft, or faint.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DELICATE


aluminosilicate
əˌluːmɪnəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
borosilicate
ˌbɔːrəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
certificate
səˈtɪfɪkɪt
clicket
ˈklɪkɪt
conduplicate
kɒnˈdjuːplɪkɪt
cricket
ˈkrɪkɪt
duplicate
ˈdjuːplɪkɪt
indelicate
ɪnˈdɛlɪkɪt
induplicate
ɪnˈdjuːplɪkɪt
intricate
ˈɪntrɪkɪt
octuplicate
ɒkˈtjuːplɪkɪt
picket
ˈpɪkɪt
quadruplicate
kwɒˈdruːplɪkɪt
quintuplicate
kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkɪt
silicate
ˈsɪlɪkɪt
syndicate
ˈsɪndɪkɪt
ticket
ˈtɪkɪt
triplicate
ˈtrɪplɪkɪt
umbilicate
ʌmˈbɪlɪkɪt
wicket
ˈwɪkɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DELICATE

deliberation
deliberations
deliberative
deliberatively
deliberativeness
deliberator
Delibes
delible
delicacies
delicacy
delicately
delicateness
delicatessen
delice
delicious
deliciously
deliciousness
delict
deligation
delight

WORDS THAT END LIKE DELICATE

abdicate
applicate
authenticate
birth certificate
clearance certificate
communicate
complicate
death certificate
dedicate
domesticate
eradicate
fabricate
implicate
in triplicate
indicate
intoxicate
locate
lubricate
predicate
replicate
silver certificate

Synonyms and antonyms of delicate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DELICATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «delicate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of delicate

Translation of «delicate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DELICATE

Find out the translation of delicate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of delicate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «delicate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清秀的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delicado
570 millions of speakers

English

delicate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाजुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَقِيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изящный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

delicado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপাদেয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

délicat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Halus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

優美な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

섬세한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mịn màng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மென்மையானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाजूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

narin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

delicato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

delikatny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ніжний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

delicat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεπτεπίλεπτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

delikate
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

känslig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utsøkt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of delicate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DELICATE»

The term «delicate» is very widely used and occupies the 10.888 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DELICATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about delicate

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10 QUOTES WITH «DELICATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word delicate.
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Diane Ackerman
All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
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James Bay
I love the intimate, single spotlight, troubadour-y quiet, delicate moments. But I also love Springsteen and screaming and shouting.
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Mary Ritter Beard
One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.
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Benjamin Booker
Blind Willie Johnson is a pretty big vocal influence. He can be very harsh, like gargly, gruff vocals, but also just slip into some very delicate, vulnerable soft stuff. I like that combination.
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Geraldine Brooks
I swim in a sea of words. They flow around me and through me and, by a process that is not fully clear to me, some delicate hidden membrane draws forth the stuff that is the necessary condition of my life.
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Bobbi Brown
I used the stormy gray and heather brown shadows from the Lilac Rose Eye Palette to create a soft smokey eye for Veronica Beard's Spring 2013 show. The look was dramatic but delicate.
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Frank Bruno
People take the mickey out of mental health, but it is very delicate.
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Edward Burtynsky
The bigger question is how does a rogue species called humans - whose population just blew through the seven billion mark on it's way to nine billion members - manage to survive the next century on a planet with finite resources, without destroying its delicate balance in the process.
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Damien Chazelle
As delicate as 'Guy and Madeline' was, it was important that 'Whiplash' come off as more of a fever dream.
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Jimmy Cliff
I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It's a delicate balance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DELICATE»

Discover the use of delicate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to delicate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Delicate Truth
'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times, from the Second World War to the 'War on Terror'' Guardian 'The master of the modern spy novel returns . . ...
John le Carré, 2013
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Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter
Students and researchers in a variety of fields will find this book an ideal entry to a highly productive area of inquiry.
Peter J. Collings, 2002
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Delicate: Stories
The lives of middle-aged women struggling with jobs and family, friendship and romance, are captured to perfection in this collection of humorous and touching stories set in the contemporary Southwest.
Mary Sojourner, 2007
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The Delicate Distress
The Delicate Distress is one of the earliest novels to explore the psychology of characters who observe and reflect but engage in no grand public actions.
Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth), Cynthia Booth Ricciardi, Susan Staves, 1997
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A Delicate Balance
One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work.
Edward Albee, 2013
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A Delicate Experiment: The Harvard Business School, 1908-1945
A Delicate Experiment is an illustrated history of the Harvard Business School from its founding in 1908 until World War II. The book draws on archival material & personal interviews & features over 500 illustrations.
Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, 1987
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The Delicate Balance: Tax, Discretion and the Rule of Law
The chapters in this volume explore that delicate balance.
Chris Evans, Judith Freedman, Richard E. Krever, 2011
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The Delights of Delicate Eating
Extolling "the Beauty, the Poetry that exists in the perfect dish", The Delights of Delicate Eating is a choice collection, originally published in 1896, of the culinary essays Pennell wrote for London's Pall Mall Gazette.
Elizabeth Robins Pennell, 2000
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Every Day Love: The Delicate Art of Caring for Each Other
Full of tiny tales of lovers' quarrels, heartaches, and glorious triumphs, this book gives readers snapshots of the loving nuances that transform our differences into common bonds, the small yet noteworthy actions that keep love fresh, ...
Judy Ford, 2013
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Delicate, Backward, Puny and Stunted Children
Delicate, Backward, Puny & Stunted Children - Their Development Defects & Physical Mental & Moral Peculiarities Considered As Ailments Amenable to Treatment by Medicenes.
James Compton Burnett, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DELICATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term delicate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Editorial: Parking plan must strike a delicate balance
Montreal's new parking strategy, scheduled to be unveiled later this summer, will need to strike a delicate balance. Any plan for improving the ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Cast announced for Playwrights Realm's A Delicate Ship
The Playwrights Realm has now announced casting for the New York Premiere of Anna Ziegler's drama A Delicate Ship, which will begin ... «New York Theatre Guide, Jul 15»
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Liverpool Target Pedro Rodriguez Admits “Delicate” Situation at …
He admitted to Catalan daily Sport that he is in a "delicate situation", something he feels is "obvious." The forward further added he will assess ... «Inside Futbol, Jul 15»
4
Berlin Fashion Week's Daring, Delicate Take on Menswear
This season is all about adopting traditionally feminine, delicate elements and fusing them into street-appropriate wardrobes for (above) ... «Styleite, Jul 15»
5
IMF caught in delicate position on Greece
Hated in Athens and brushed off by the Europeans, the International Monetary Fund approaches the next round of negotiations with Greece in ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
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Port has delicate balancing act
It's a delicate balancing act we live every day. Canadian trade is growing because Canadian consumers and exporters are demanding it. «Delta-Optimist, Jul 15»
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Spain's Queen Letizia 'delicate' in white
Spain's Queen Letizia shakes hands with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo as she arrives to welcome Peru's President ... «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
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tix on sale: Oddball tour, Youssou N'dour, JAMC, Odesza, King …
Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore are going on a Rocks Off cruise on July 9. Tickets are on sale now. Hypnocraft, the people behind At the Inn ... «Brooklyn Vegan, Jul 15»
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The Playwrights Realm Announces Casting for Anna Ziegler's A …
Casting details for Playwrights Realm's upcoming production of Anna Ziegler's A Delicate Ship, directed by Margot Bordelon, have been ... «TheaterMania.com, Jul 15»
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OREO debuts 'crisp, delicate' OREO Thins
“With this in mind, we're excited to introduce OREO Thins as a new take on the classic cookie. The crisp and delicate texture of OREO Thins ... «fox5sandiego.com, Jul 15»

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