Tanan, utančan, nežan; sitan; odličan, odabran, čist; prepreden.
(Scottish) Fine; splendid.
1. Affectedly effeminate or refined; SYN. mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee.
2. Especially pleasing to the taste; SYN. tasty.
3. Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; SYN. nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish.
4. Of delicate composition and artistry; SYN. exquisite, fine.
Male figure conspicuous for tasteful fastidiousness, particularly in dress. The famous Regency dandy George (“Beau”) Brummell (1778–1840) helped to give literary currency to the figure of the dandy, particularly in England and France, providing a model and symbol of the triumph of style for the Francophile Oscar Wilde and for 19th-century French writers such as Charles Baudelaire, J K Huysmans, and the extravagantly romantic novelist and critic Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly (1808–1889), biographer of Brummell.
ETYM Latin delicatus pleasing the senses, voluptuous, soft and tender; akin to deliciae delight: cf. French délicat. Related to Delight.
1. Difficult to handle; requiring great tact; SYN. ticklish.
2. Easily broken or damaged or destroyed; SYN. fragile, frail.
3. Easily hurt; SYN. soft.
4. Exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury.
5. Marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique.
6. Said of an instrument or device: capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely.
1. Subtle, elusive
2. Cunning, crafty; sagacious, discerning
1. Able to make fine distinctions
2. Faint and difficult to analyze