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delicacy

US [ˈdelɪkəsi]
UK ['delɪkəsi]
  • n.微妙;棘手;佳肴;柔软(性)
  • Web精致;精美;美味
Plural Form:delicacies  
delicacy
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n.
1.
[u]
柔软(性);脆弱;娇嫩the quality of being, or appearing to be, easy to damage or break
the delicacy of the fabric
织物的柔软性
2.
[u]
仔细;温柔the quality of being done carefully and gently
the delicacy of his touch
他那温柔的抚摸
3.
[u]
周到;体贴very careful behaviour in a difficult situation so that nobody is offended
She handled the situation with great sensitivity and delicacy.
她慎重而周到地处理了这个情况。
4.
[u]
棘手;微妙the fact that a situation is difficult and sb may be easily offended
I need to talk to you about a matter of some delicacy.
我需要与你谈个有点棘手的问题。
5.
[c]
精美的食物;佳肴a type of food considered to be very special in a particular place
local delicacies
当地的美味佳肴

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