Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: indelicate
IPA transcription: [,ɪnd'ɛlɪkət]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: indelicate, off-color, off-colour
    Meaning: in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent; "an indelicate remark"; "an off-color joke"
Usage examples
  • A late empress of Russia, as a punishment for some female frailties, ordered a most beautiful young lady of family to be publicly chastised, in a manner which was hardly less indelicate than severe.
  • To the general relief the Countess Olenska was not present in her grandmother's drawing-room during the visit of the betrothed couple. Mrs. Mingott said she had gone out; which, on a day of such glaring sunlight, and at the "shopping hour," seemed in itself an indelicate thing for a compromised woman to do.