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Meaning of INDELICATE

Pronunciation:  in'delukit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  verging on the indecent; "an indelicate proposition"
  2. [adj]  lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
  3. [adj]  in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent; "an indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke"
 

INDELICATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: in poor taste(p), indecent, indecorous, off-color, off-colour, tasteless
 
 Antonyms: decorous
 
 See Also: improper

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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. --
{In*del"i*cate*ly}, adv.

Syn: Indecorous; unbecoming; unseemly; rude; coarse; broad;
     impolite; gross; indecent; offensive; improper;
     unchaste; impure; unrefined.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: callow, chintzy, crude, improper, in bad taste, inappropriate, indecent, indecorous, indiscreet, inelegant, lewd, malodorous, offensive, rough, rude, tasteless, unbecoming, unbeseeming, uncouth, undecorous, undignified, unfitting, ungenteel, ungodly, unseemly, unsuitable, untasteful, untoward, vulgar, wanton
 

 

 

 

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