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Definition of Indelicateness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Indelicateness
Literary usage of Indelicateness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"He scarcely resented what had seemed to him a silly indelicateness for he knew that the adventure in his mind stood in no danger from these words: and his ..."
2. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1903)
"But we have yet seen no word of the indelicateness of the caricature in the frontispiece. — Rudyard Kipling has cabled his publishers, Doubleday, ..."
3. The Church at Home and Abroad by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A, General Assembly (1894)
"It was thought that it savored of indelicateness for the ministry to plead this cause. This was certainly a mistake. But it was no mistake that it was ..."
4. The Outlaw by S. C. Hall (1835)
"Don't you see that it would have been main indelicateness for her to have married Master Basil, just as he had been half married to that black-a-viced lady, ..."