Overdelicate
Overdelicate \O"ver*del"i*cate\, a. Too delicate. [1913 Webster]

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  • overdelicate — adjective extremely delicate an overdelicate digestive system • Similar to: ↑delicate * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : unduly or extremely delicate * * * overdelicacy /oh veuhr del i keuh see/, overdelicateness, n. overdelicately, adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • overdelicate — overdelicacy /oh veuhr del i keuh see/, overdelicateness, n. overdelicately, adv. /oh veuhr del i kit/, adj. extremely or excessively delicate: an overdelicate digestive system. [1620 30; OVER + DELICATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • overdelicate — adj. excessively delicate, excessively fragile …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overdelicate — adjective excessively delicate. Derivatives overdelicacy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • overdelicate — o′ver•del′i•cate adj …   From formal English to slang

  • overdelicate — /oʊvəˈdɛləkət/ (say ohvuh deluhkuht) adjective delicate to an excessive degree. –overdelicately, adverb –overdelicateness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • gender —     A university grievance committee decided that she had been denied tenure because of her gender (New York Times). Gender, originally strictly a grammatical term, became in the nineteenth century a euphemism for the convenience of those who… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • fastidious — adj 1. hard to please, critical, difficult; overcritical, hypercritical, overdemanding, overexact ing; fussy, finicky, overparticular, finical, meticulous; picky, Inf. choosy, dainty, Inf. fuddy duddy, Inf. pernickety. 2. overfastidious, overnice …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mealy-mouthed — adj 1. mincing, overnice, nice, overdelicate, delicate, overdainty, dainty, euphemistic, euphemistical, euphemious, affected; priggish, prim, proper, Sl. uptight; tartuffian, pious, moral, self righteous, sanctimonious, holier than thou,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mincing — adj 1.(of gait, speech, behavior, etc.) dainty, overdainty, precious, sweet, effeminate, feminine, womanish, girlish, sissyish, sissy, pussyfooting, namby pamby, niminy piminy, Sl. cutesy; dandified, dandyish, foppish, coxcombic, coxcombical;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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