In*del"i*cate (?), a. [Pref. in- not + delicate: cf. F. ind'elicat.]

Not delicate; wanting delicacy; offensive to good manners, or to purity of mind; coarse; rude; as, an indelicate word or suggestion; indelicate behavior.

Macaulay. -- In*del"i*cate*ly, adv.

Syn. -- Indecorous; unbecoming; unseemly; rude; coarse; broad; impolite; gross; indecent; offensive; improper; unchaste; impure; unrefined.

 

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