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  • Delicacy — Del i*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Delicacies}. [From {Delicate}, a.] 1. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like. [1913 Webster] What choice to choose for delicacy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delicacy — [del′i kə sē] n. pl. delicacies [ME delicacie < ML delicacia < L delicatus: see DELICATE] 1. the quality of being delicate as in taste, odor, or texture 2. fragile beauty or graceful slightness, softness, etc.; fineness [the delicacy of a… …   English World dictionary

  • feeling — [n1] sensation, especially of touch activity, awareness, consciousness, enjoyment, excitability, excitation, excitement, feel, innervation, motility, motor response, pain, perceiving, perception, pleasure, reaction, receptivity, reflex,… …   New thesaurus

  • delicacy — /del i keuh see/, n., pl. delicacies. 1. fineness of texture, quality, etc.; softness; daintiness: the delicacy of lace. 2. something delightful or pleasing, esp. a choice food considered with regard to its rarity, costliness, or the like: Caviar …   Universalium

  • delicacy — [[t]de̱lɪkəsi[/t]] delicacies 1) N UNCOUNT Delicacy is the quality of being easy to break or harm, and refers especially to people or things that are attractive or graceful. ...the delicacy of a rose. ...a country where the feminine ideal is… …   English dictionary

  • delicacy — /ˈdɛləkəsi / (say deluhkuhsee) noun (plural delicacies) 1. fineness of texture, quality, etc.; softness: the delicacy of lace. 2. something delightful or pleasing, especially to the palate. 3. fineness of perception or feeling; sensitiveness. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • delicacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete a. the quality or state of being luxurious b. indulgence 2. something pleasing to eat that is considered rare or luxurious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feeling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Emotional sensation See also touch, taste Nouns 1. feeling, sensation, sentience, emotion, sensibility, sensitivity; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, experience, response; vibrations; impression,… …   English dictionary for students

  • feeling — Synonyms and related words: action, affect, affection, affectional, affective, affectivity, air, ambiance, ambience, analog process, analytic, appreciation, appreciation of differences, appreciativeness, ardency, ardor, artistic judgment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delicacy — del•i•ca•cy [[t]ˈdɛl ɪ kə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) fineness of texture, quality, etc.; daintiness: the delicacy of lace[/ex] 2) something delightful or pleasing, esp. a choice food considered with regard to its rarity or costliness 3) the quality… …   From formal English to slang

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