indelicacy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the trait of being indelicate and offensive
  2. noun an impolite act or expression


In*del"i*ca*cy noun
From Indelicate.
plural Indelicacies
  1. The quality of being indelicate; want of delicacy, or of a nice sense of, or regard for, purity, propriety, or refinement in manners, language, etc.; rudeness; coarseness; also, that which is offensive to refined taste or purity of mind.
    The indelicacy of English comedy. Blair.
    Your papers would be chargeable with worse than indelicacy; they would be immoral. Addison.

Webster 1913