Central questions of gender and ethnicity are handled with a delicate clarity.
Because God forbid these delicate students should be exposed to an idea or an organization with which they disagree—at college.
Boycotting a country is the equivalent of a blunt, lethal machete not a delicate scalpel.
late 14c., "self-indulgent, loving ease; delightful; sensitive, easily hurt; feeble," from Latin delicatus "alluring, delightful, dainty," also "addicted to pleasure, luxurious, effeminate;" of uncertain origin; related by folk etymology (and perhaps genuinely) to deliciae "a pet," and delicere "to allure, entice" (see delicious). Meaning "easily broken" is recorded from 1560s.