delicadeza translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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delicadeza

  
      sf  
1    (=suavidad)   [+de tejido, piel]   softness  
[+de tela]  
fineness  
[+de color]  
softness
2    (=cuidado)   gentleness  
la delicadeza con que transportó al enfermo      the gentleness with which she moved the patient  
con mucha delicadeza      very gently  
3    (=amabilidad)  
tuvo la delicadeza de ayudarme a bajar      he was kind enough to help me down, he did me the kindness of helping me down  
no tuvo la delicadeza de comunicárnoslo      he didn't have the decency to let us know  
4    (=tacto)   tact, delicacy  
tuvo mucha delicadeza al presentar su queja      she made the complaint very tactfully o with great tact o with great delicacy  
tendrás que presentar la queja con mucha delicadeza      you will have to make the complaint very tactfully o delicately  
falta de delicadeza      tactlessness, indelicacy  
5    (=dificultad)   delicacy, delicate nature  
no comprendió la delicadeza de la situación      he did not understand the delicacy o delicate nature of the situation  
6    (=finura)   [+de rasgos]   delicacy  
la delicadeza con que ejecutó la pieza      the delicacy with which she performed the piece  
describió la delicadeza del ambiente de palacio      she described the refined atmosphere at the palace  
me enamoró la delicadeza de sus modales      I fell in love with his exquisite manners  
7    (=sensibilidad excesiva)   hypersensitiveness
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
sorprende la delicadeza de su verso exp.
the delicacy of her poetry is surprising

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
he didn't have the decency to let us know
exp.
she described the refined atmosphere at the palace
exp.
he was kind enough to help me down
exp.
the delicacy with which she performed the piece
exp.
he did me the kindness of helping me down
exp.
I fell in love with his exquisite manners
exp.
she made the complaint very tactfully {o} with great tact {o} with great delicacy
exp.
he did not understand the delicacy {o} delicate nature of the situation
exp.
the gentleness with which she moved the patient
exp.
indelicacy
exp.
tactlessness
exp.
very gently
exp.
you will have to make the complaint very tactfully {o} delicately
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'delicadeza' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
tocar con delicadeza {or} suavidad
exp.
... como tú tan delicadamente {or} con tanta delicadeza has expresado
[Iron.]
exp.
expresado con delicadeza

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