noun (plural indelicacies)[mass noun]
- 1A lack of sensitive understanding or tact: the magazine printed the photographs with manifest indelicacy for commercial ends [count noun]: diplomatic indelicaciesMore example sentences
- Apologising for the indelicacy he asks Nelly the amount involved.
- Mr. Grantley, without any indelicacy or mention of their previous meeting, smiled at her when the customary salutations were being made.
- Excuse my indelicacy, but how much are you worth?
- 2The quality of being slightly indecent: the play’s cynicism and sexual indelicacy [count noun]: such crude indelicaciesMore example sentences
- Coupled with the use of her given name, Elizabeth was too flustered to think very much about the indelicacy of the situation.
- My father did not witness enough of our cousin's indelicacy to give alarm or he would have acted.
- Innuendo is only ever really funny in a setting where direct indelicacy is inappropriate.