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frail, fragile, delicate
adj. easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
delicate, finespun
adj. developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
delicate
adj. of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely; "almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"
delicate
adj. marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch"
soft, delicate
adj. easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
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fragile
adj. vulnerably delicate; "she has the fragile beauty of youth"
thorny
adj. bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights"
angelical, sweet, seraphic, cherubic, angelic
adj. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
touch-and-go, precarious, perilous, parlous
adj. fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
thin-skinned, touchy, feisty, huffy
adj. quick to take offense
lame, feeble
adj. pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness; "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"
insubstantial, slight
adj. having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
thin, tenuous, slight, fragile, flimsy
adj. lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
supersensitised, supersensitized, sensitised, hypersensitised, hypersensitized, supersensitive, sensitized, hypersensitive, allergic
adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor); "allergic children"; "hypersensitive to pollen"
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brickly, brickle, brittle
adj. having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"
friable, crumbly
adj. easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder; "friable sandstone"; "friable carcinomatous tissue"; "friable curds formed in the stomach";"crumbly cookies"
frangible
adj. capable of being broken; "the museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases"
slivery, splintery
adj. resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points; "a rough splintery floor of old pine boards"
civilised, polite, genteel, cultured, cultivated, civilized
adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
couth
adj. (used facetiously) refined
niminy-piminy, twee, prim, mincing, dainty
adj. affectedly dainty or refined
debonnaire, suave, debonaire, debonair
adj. having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
gentlemanly, gentlemanlike
adj. befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
ladylike
adj. befitting a woman of good breeding; "ladylike manners"
superfine, overrefined
adj. excessively delicate or refined
well-mannered, well-bred
adj. of good upbringing
erogenous
adj. sensitive to sexual stimulation
irritable, excitable
adj. capable of responding to stimuli
highly sensitive
adj. readily affected by various agents; "a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock"; "a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated"
irritable
adj. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
light-sensitive, photosensitive
adj. sensitive to visible light; "photographic film is light-sensitive"
nociceptive
adj. caused by or in response to pain; "a nociceptive spinal reflex"
responsive, reactive
adj. reacting to a stimulus; "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"
expert, technical
adj. of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood; "technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language"
arch
adj. expert in skulduggery; "an arch criminal"
ball-hawking
adj. used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit; "a ball-hawking center fielder"
virtuoso, masterly, masterful, consummate
adj. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"
master
adj. "a master plumber"; "a master thief"
mean
adj. excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
professional
adj. (skilled)
sure-handed
adj. proficient and confident in performance; "promising playwrights...sure-handed enough to turn out top-drawer scripts"
versatile
adj. competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another; "a versatile writer"
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unrefined
adj. (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
insensitive
adj. not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
toughened, tough
adj. physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
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