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overdelicate

[oh-ver-del-i-kit] /ˈoʊ vərˈdɛl ɪ kɪt/
adjective
1.
extremely or excessively delicate:
an overdelicate digestive system.
Origin of overdelicate
1620-1630
1620-30; over- + delicate
Related forms
overdelicacy
[oh-ver-del-i-kuh-see] /ˈoʊ vərˈdɛl ɪ kə si/ (Show IPA),
overdelicateness, noun
overdelicately, adverb
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  • 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 Rafael Sabatini
  • From the long eyebrows and sensitive mouth to the small hands and feet, everything about him was too much chiseled, overdelicate.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich

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