indelicately
adverb see indelicate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • indelicately — indelicate ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking sensitive understanding or tact. 2) slightly indecent. DERIVATIVES indelicacy noun indelicately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Indelicately — Indelicate In*del i*cate, a. [Pref. in not + delicate: cf. F. ind[ e]licat.] Not delicate; wanting delicacy; offensive to good manners, or to purity of mind; coarse; rude; as, an indelicate word or suggestion; indelicate behavior. Macaulay.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indelicately — See indelicate. * * * …   Universalium

  • indelicately — adverb In an indelicate manner …   Wiktionary

  • indelicately — adv. without delicacy; insensitively; indecorously, tastelessly, rudely, offensively; crudely, coarsely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indelicately — in·del·i·cate·ly …   English syllables

  • indelicately — See: indelicate …   English dictionary

  • indelicately — adverb see indelicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • indelicate — indelicately, adv. indelicateness, n. /in del i kit/, adj. 1. offensive to a sense of generally accepted propriety, modesty, or decency; improper, unrefined, or coarse: indelicate language. 2. not delicate; lacking delicacy; rough. [1735 45; IN 3 …   Universalium

  • indelicate — adjective Date: 1742 not delicate: a. (1) lacking in or offending against propriety ; improper (2) verging on the indecent ; coarse b. marked by a lack of feeling for the sensibilities of others ; tactless Synonyms: see indecorous • indelicate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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