Adjective: delicate de-li-kut
- Exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
"a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavour"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
- Easily broken, damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely";
- fragile, frail
- Marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
"a surgeon's delicate touch"
- Easily hurt
"a baby's delicate skin";
- Developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
"the satire touches with delicate ridicule every kind of human pretence";
- Difficult to handle; requiring great tact
"delicate negotiations with the big powers";
- ticklish, touchy, tickly
- Of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
"almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
- Of weak or poor health; easily made sick
See also: breakable, dainty, difficult, ethereal, exquisite, fragile, frail, gossamer, hard, light-handed, overdelicate, pastel, refined, sensitive, skilled, strength, tender, untoughened, weak