Meaning of indelicately in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈdɛlɪkətli/


See indelicate

‘There is certainly the potential for the text to descend into histrionics if handled indelicately, but happily, this ensemble rarely makes that mistake.’
  • ‘That brings us to the subject of our poll tonight, and the question is phrased rather indelicately, but, nonetheless, it is the question.’
  • ‘But in no case were these flouted too indelicately or ostentatiously.’
  • ‘Someone suggests, rather indelicately, that he isn't high-profile enough to be rector.’
  • ‘I will put it indelicately and say that the accused is a crook not a chump.’