indelicateness
noun see indelicate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • indelicateness — See indelicately. * * * …   Universalium

  • indelicateness — n. state of being indelicate; offensiveness, vulgarity; crudeness, unrefined quality; impropriety, tastelessness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indelicateness — in·del·i·cate·ness …   English syllables

  • indelicateness — noun see indelicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • raciness — rac·i·ness || reɪsɪnɪs n. indelicateness, state of being risque; liveliness, vigorousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grossness — n 1., completeness, totality, absoluteness, unqualifiedness, unmitigatedness; rankness, sheerness, arrantness, outrightness, downrightness. 2. flagrancy, blatancy, glaringness, obviousness, manifestness, plainness; outrageousness, reprehen… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • indiscretion — n 1. imprudence, improvidence, injudiciousness, impolicy, inexpediency; hastiness, rashness, brashness, recklessness, temerity, impulsiveness, impetuosity, audacity; folly, foolishness, foolhardiness; heedlessness, carelessness, unwariness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rusticity — n 1. ruralism, agrarianism, agricultural ism; pastoralism, pastorality, bucolicism, provincialism, provinciality. 2. plainness, simplicity, modesty, unspoiledness, unpretentiousness, unaffectedness, normality, normalcy, informality;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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