Definition of indelicate in English:

indelicate

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛlɪkət
 
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adjective

  • 1Having or showing a lack of sensitive understanding or tact: forgive me asking an indelicate question, but how are you off for money?
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    • Which, come to think of it, raises the indelicate question.
    • Forgive me for the indelicate question, whose decision was it to go with cremation?
    • And, precisely because of the ignorance we are trying to remedy, there is always the possibility that the question itself will prove indelicate or otherwise an occasion for trouble.
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indelicately

adverb
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  • There is certainly the potential for the text to descend into histrionics if handled indelicately, but happily, this ensemble rarely makes that mistake.
  • That brings us to the subject of our poll tonight, and the question is phrased rather indelicately, but, nonetheless, it is the question.
  • But in no case were these flouted too indelicately or ostentatiously.

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