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Synonyms for indelicacy

an improper act or statement

Words related to indelicacy

the trait of being indelicate and offensive

an impolite act or expression

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Besides insulting Burdovsky with the supposition, made in the presence of witnesses, that he was suffering from the complaint for which he had himself been treated in Switzerland, he reproached himself with the grossest indelicacy in having offered him the ten thousand roubles before everyone.
Where Child in his first collection suppressed all or parts of some ballads for their supposed indelicacy, Swinburne restored offending verses.
The cartoon sparked outrage on social media for perceived indelicacy on the subject, leading to a warrant for his arrest.
There's been an indelicacy about how that was done.
He links the "bare idea" of authorship to prostitution, indelicacy, and stark nakedness, and declares that women are too good for it.
Why indeed if not to undermine the credibility of Miranda, as if her discomfiting indelicacy of speech is somehow the problem, not the vicious acts and intentions of Caliban.
Returning the indelicacy of her friend, in the following year, Mansfield, as a literary critic, produces a text questioning Virginia Woolf's retrocession for reusing old narrative strategies in Night and Day.
The contradiction between the contractual and the familial is strongly felt in the case of Fanny's aggressive takeover of Norland: "No one could dispute her right to come; the house was her husband's from the moment of his father's decease; but the indelicacy of her conduct was so much the greater, and to a woman in Mrs.
Thus, the text's tendency to indelicacy is true to its author, and Rusnak wants to be true to the text.
Combating constricting cultural forces with her gorgeous meditations on these "diaphanous, floaty, multicolored, always-undulating" creatures, Patsy recast the "spatial indelicacy of skin" as beauty rather than blemish (53).
He resents the indelicacy with which "the house of Heavenly Wisdom" has been treated in the aftermath of the Byzantine rule and this he views as a threat to his being and identity.
The Blackwood's reviewer describes his dismay over a chapter "on the Removal of Dress," which he considers "bordering on indelicacy," confessing that as he read it he "trembled for each sentence that was to follow.
She goes on to discuss the "spatial indelicacy of skin" in ways that oscillate between the personal and theoretical in a beautiful manner that highlights how much feminist theory is born of its authors bodies, while it is also what creates these bodies and (in Yaeger's case, as in my own) saves them from the denigration that our culture so often perpetuates.
35) For the perceived indelicacy of Lawrence's portrait of Mountstuart, see Albinson, et.
were at the top of their fame, and each was manufacturing history after his own peculiar fashion; Margaret of Navarre was writing the "Heptameron" and some religious books--the first survives, the others are forgotten, wit and indelicacy being sometimes better literature-preservers than holiness; lax court morals and the absurd chivalry business were in full feather, and the joust and the tournament were the frequent pastime of titled fine gentlemen who could fight better than they could spell, while religion was the passion of their ladies, and the classifying their offspring into children of full rank and children by brevet their pastime.