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Meaning of INDELICACY

Pronunciation:  in'delukusee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an impolite act or expression
  2. [n]  the trait of being indelicate and offensive
 

INDELICACY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: discourtesy, gaminess, improperness, impropriety, offence, offense, offensive activity, raciness, ribaldry, spiciness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*del"i*ca*cy\, n.; pl. {Indelicacies}. [From
{Indelicate}.]
The quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a
nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or
refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness;
also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of
mind.

      The indelicacy of English comedy.        --Blair.

      Your papers would be chargeable with worse than
      indelicacy; they would be immoral.       --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Babbittry, bad taste, boorishness, bourgeois taste, camp, campiness, churlishness, coarseness, crudeness, grossness, high camp, immodesty, impoliteness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incivility, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indiscreetness, indiscretion, inelegance, inelegancy, kitsch, low camp, offensiveness, philistinism, poor taste, pop, pop culture, roughness, rudeness, shamelessness, tastelessness, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unbecomingness, unchastity, uncourtliness, unfittingness, unmannerliness, unrefinement, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, vulgar taste, vulgarism, vulgarity, vulgarness
 

 

 

 

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