HyperDic: indelicate

English > 3 senses of the word indelicate:
ADJECTIVEallindelicate, off-color, off-colourin violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
allindelicate, indecorouslacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
allindelicateverging on the indecent
indelicate > pronunciation
Soundsihndeh'lihkaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > indelicate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn violation of good taste even verging on the indecent.
Example"an indelicate remark"
Synonymsoff-color, off-colour
Broadertastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
Spanishindelicado
English > indelicate: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct.
Synonymindecorous
See alsoimpropernot suitable or right or appropriate
indecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
OppositedecorousCharacterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
Spanishdelicado, indecoroso
English > indelicate: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningverging on the indecent.
Example"an indelicate proposition"
BroaderindecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

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