delicate situation

щекотливое положение, щекотливая ситуация

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • in a delicate situation — in a situation that could easily turn bad …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delicate — [del′i kit] adj. [ME delicat < L delicatus, giving pleasure, delightful < * delicare, for OL delicere, to allure, entice < de , intens. + lacere: see DELIGHT] 1. pleasing in its lightness, mildness, subtlety, etc. [a delicate flavor,… …   English World dictionary

  • delicate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look ▪ Her bones felt as delicate as a bird s. ▪ The glasses looked very delicate. ▪ become AD …   Collocations dictionary

  • delicate — del|i|cate [ delıkət ] adjective ** 1. ) something that is delicate can easily be damaged or broken: Delicate skin must be protected from the sun. a ) someone who is delicate is rather weak and often sick 2. ) a delicate situation needs to be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • delicate */*/ — UK [ˈdelɪkət] / US adjective 1) something that is delicate can easily be damaged or broken Delicate skin must be protected from the sun. 2) someone who is delicate is rather weak and often ill 3) attractive and thin, small, light, or graceful The …   English dictionary

  • delicate — del•i•cate [[t]ˈdɛl ɪ kɪt[/t]] adj. 1) fine in texture, quality, construction, etc 2) fragile; easily damaged; frail 3) so fine as to be scarcely perceptible; subtle: a delicate flavor[/ex] 4) soft or faint, as color 5) fine or precise in action… …   From formal English to slang

  • delicate — adj. 1 a fine in texture or structure; soft, slender, or slight. b of exquisite quality or workmanship. c (of colour) subtle or subdued; not bright. d subtle, hard to appreciate. 2 (of a person) easily injured; susceptible to illness. 3 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • situation — [ sitɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1375 « position (des étoiles) »; de situer 1 ♦ (Concret) Rare Le fait d être en un lieu; manière dont une chose est disposée, située ou orientée. ⇒ emplacement, 1. lieu, position. ♢ (1447) Cour. Emplacement d un édifice, d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • delicate — [adj1] dainty, weak aerial, balmy, breakable, choice, delectable, delicious, delightful, elegant, ethereal, exquisite, faint, filmy, fine, fine grained, finespun, flimsy, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, gauzy, gentle, gossamery, graceful …   New thesaurus

  • delicate — [[t]de̱lɪkət[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is delicate is small and beautifully shaped. He had delicate hands. ...an evergreen tree with large flame coloured leaves and delicate blossom. Syn: dainty Derived words: delicately ADV… …   English dictionary

  • delicate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English delicat, from Latin delicatus given to self indulgence, fastidious, subtly pleasing, not robust; akin to Latin delicere to allure Date: 14th century 1. pleasing to the senses: a. generally pleasant < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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