Synonyms of delicate in English:

delicate


See definition of delicate

adjective

1‘delicate embroidery’

SYNONYMS
fine, exquisite, intricate, dainty, airy, elegant, graceful
flimsy, gauzy, filmy, floaty, gossamer, diaphanous, chiffony, silky, wispy, thin, insubstantial, papery
ANTONYMS

crude, coarse

2‘a delicate shade of blue’

SYNONYMS
subtle, soft, subdued, muted
pastel, pale, light
ANTONYMS

bold, vibrant, lurid

3‘delicate bone-china cups’

SYNONYMS
fragile, breakable, easily broken, easily damaged, frail, frangible
eggshell
ANTONYMS

strong, durable

4‘his wife is delicate’

SYNONYMS
sickly, in poor health, unhealthy, valetudinarian, frail, feeble, weak, weakly, debilitated
unwell, infirm, ailing, poorly
Northern English informal nesh
ANTONYMS

healthy, strong, robust

5‘a delicate issue’

SYNONYMS
difficult, tricky, sensitive, ticklish, awkward, problematic, problematical, touchy, prickly, controversial, emotive, embarrassing
informal sticky, dicey
ANTONYMS

uncontroversial

6‘the matter required delicate handling’

SYNONYMS
careful, considerate, sensitive
tactful, diplomatic, discreet, gentle, kid-glove, softly-softly
ANTONYMS

inept, clumsy, insensitive

7‘his delicate ball-playing skills’

SYNONYMS
deft, dexterous, skilled, skilful, expert, finely judged, adept, adroit, neat, slick
informal nifty
ANTONYMS

clumsy, inept

8‘Faustina's delicate palate’

SYNONYMS
discriminating, discerning
fastidious, fussy, finicky, dainty, hard to please
informal picky, choosy, pernickety, faddy, faddish

9‘a delicate mechanism’

SYNONYMS
sensitive, precision, precise, accurate, exact