indelicacy

  • 1Indelicacy — In*del i*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Indelicacies}. [From {Indelicate}.] The quality of being indelicate; lack of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2indelicacy — index impropriety, indecency, obscenity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3indelicacy — [in del′i kə sē] n. 1. the quality of being indelicate 2. pl. indelicacies something indelicate …

    English World dictionary

  • 4indelicacy — indelicate ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking sensitive understanding or tact. 2) slightly indecent. DERIVATIVES indelicacy noun indelicately adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5indelicacy — noun Date: 1712 1. the quality or state of being indelicate 2. something that is indelicate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6indelicacy — /in del i keuh see/, n., pl. indelicacies for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being indelicate. 2. something indelicate, as language or behavior. [1705 15; IN 3 + DELICACY] * * * …

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  • 7indelicacy — noun a) The condition of being indelicate b) An indelicate act or statement …

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  • 8indelicacy — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, bad taste, boorishness, bourgeois taste, camp, campiness, churlishness, coarseness, crudeness, grossness, high camp, immodesty, impoliteness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incivility, indecency,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9indelicacy — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. impertinence, immodesty, impropriety; see indecency 2 , rudeness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An improper act or statement: impropriety, indecency, indecorum. See USUAL …

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  • 10indelicacy — in·del·i·ca·cy || ɪn delɪkÉ™sɪ n. lack of delicacy; insensitivity; offensiveness, rudeness, tactlessness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11indelicacy — n. 1. Want of delicacy, lack of refined feeling, rudeness, intrusiveness, want of regard for the delicacy of others. 2. Indecorum, unseemliness, impropriety, offensiveness, coarseness, grossness, vulgarity. 3. Immodesty, indecency, lewdness,… …

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  • 12indelicacy — n vulgarity, coarseness, roughness, loudness, rudeness, offensiveness; bad form, no manners, unmannerliness, boorishness, churlishness; inur banity, inelegance, uncourtliness, incivility; impropriety, unseemliness, unbecomingness, indecorum, bad… …

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  • 13indelicacy — in·delicacy …

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  • 14indelicacy — in•del•i•ca•cy [[t]ɪnˈdɛl ɪ kə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) the quality or state of being indelicate 2) something indelicate • Etymology: 1705–15 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15indelicacy — /ɪnˈdɛləkəsi/ (say in deluhkuhsee) noun (plural indelicacies) 1. the quality of being indelicate. 2. something indelicate …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16indelicacy — Want of tact, good taste, or good manners, but not necessarily immorality. 33 Am J1st L & S § 46 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17indelicacy — noun 1. the trait of being indelicate and offensive • Hypernyms: ↑impropriety, ↑improperness • Hyponyms: ↑gaminess, ↑raciness, ↑ribaldry, ↑spiciness 2. an impolite act or expression …

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  • 18Indelicacies — Indelicacy In*del i*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Indelicacies}. [From {Indelicate}.] The quality of being indelicate; lack of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19indecency — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being indecent] Syn. coarseness, grossness, bawdiness, vulgarity; see lewdness . 2. [An instance of indecency] Syn. impurity, immodesty, offense, incivility, impropriety, indecorum, ribaldry, indelicacy,… …

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  • 20Impurity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impurity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.(filth) 653 Sgm: N 1 immodesty immodesty Sgm: N 1 grossness grossness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 indelicacy …

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