soft or tender when touched; made of sth fine or thin
easily damaged or injured
sensitive; showing or needing tact and good judgement in human relations
finely made; delightful
"a delicate violin passage"
"a delicate flavor"
"the delicate wing of a butterfly"
"a surgeon's delicate touch"
"a kite too delicate to fly safely"
"fragile porcelain plates"
"fragile old bones"
"a frail craft"
"a baby's delicate skin"
"the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
"delicate negotiations with the big powers"
"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
"a touchy subject"
"almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
Haerlem is a very delicate town.
The sun broke out into a warm delicate day.
出自： G. White
Not to take delight in delicate meats.
出自： M. Pattison