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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy; coarseness of manners or language; offensiveness to modesty or refined taste.
  • noun Synonyms Indecency, etc. (see indecorum), grossness, vulgarity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being indelicate; lack of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of being indelicate
  • noun countable An indelicate act or statement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an impolite act or expression
  • noun the trait of being indelicate and offensive

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