Textual thesaurus for "delicate"

(adj) fragile, frail

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

a kite too delicate to fly safely; fragile porcelain plates; fragile old bones; a frail craft

(adj) touchy, ticklish

difficult to handle; requiring great tact

delicate negotiations with the big powers; hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter; a touchy subject

(adj) finespun

developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense

(adj) soft

easily hurt

soft hands; a baby's delicate skin