Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively delicate.

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  • adj. Too delicate.

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  • adj. extremely delicate

Etymologies

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over- +‎ delicate

Examples

  • It was a rather overdelicate way of phrasing it, and the moment it had passed her lips, she wished she had been more frank.

    A Funeral In Blue

  • From the long eyebrows and sensitive mouth to the small hands and feet, everything about him was too much chiseled, overdelicate.

    The Gadfly

  • Juste's air was slightly mocking, and words of not overdelicate banter rose to his lips, to be instantly quelled by La Boulaye.

    The Trampling of the Lilies

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