- adj. 微妙的；精美的，雅致的；柔和的；易碎的；纤弱的；清淡可口的
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- delicate:  Delicate comes either from Old French delicat or direct from its source, Latin dēlicātus, but its ultimate history is obscure. Its formal similarity to delicious and delight, and the fact that ‘addicted to pleasure’ was one of the meanings of Latin dēlicātus, suggest that the three words may have an ancestor in common. Delicatessen  was borrowed from German delikatessen, plural of delikatesse ‘delicacy’, which in turn was acquired by German from French délicatesse.
- delicate (adj.)
- late 14c., "self-indulgent, loving ease; delightful; sensitive, easily hurt; feeble," from Latin delicatus "alluring, delightful, dainty," also "addicted to pleasure, luxurious, effeminate;" which is of uncertain origin; related by folk etymology (and perhaps genuinely) to deliciae "a pet," and delicere "to allure, entice" (see delicious). Meaning "easily broken" is recorded from 1560s.
- 1. Although the coral looks hard, it is very delicate.
- 2. Their marriage is a delicate balance between traditional and contemporary values.
- 3. Its large leaves often show a delicate purple tint.
- 4. Each motion must be delicate and precise, involving tiny movements.
- 5. The furniture was stiff, uncomfortable, too delicate, and too neat.
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