1. exquisite, fine, or subtle in quality, character, construction, etc.
2. having a soft or fragile beauty
3. (of colour, tone, taste, etc.) pleasantly subtle, soft, or faint
4. easily damaged or injured; lacking robustness, especially in health; fragile
5. precise, skilled, or sensitive in action or operation: a delicate mechanism
6. requiring tact and diplomacy
7. sensitive in feeling or manner; showing regard for the feelings of others
8. excessively refined; squeamish