Definition of indelicacy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛlɪkəsi

noun (plural indelicacies)

[mass noun]
  • 2The quality of being slightly indecent: the play’s cynicism and sexual indelicacy [count noun]: such crude indelicacies
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    • 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.

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