What is another word for indelicately?

91 synonyms found


[ ˌɪndˈɛlɪkətli], [ ˌɪndˈɛlɪkətli], [ ˌɪ_n_d_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_k_ə_t_l_i]

Indelicately means having a lack of tact and sensitivity while dealing with matters. There are many synonyms for this word that can help to convey a similar meaning but with slightly different nuances. Some of the synonyms for indelicately include rudely, tactlessly, impolitely, insensitively, clumsily, crudely, gracelessly, and awkwardly. These words all describe a similar lack of finesse or sensitivity when it comes to interpersonal relations. They can be used to describe someone who is not aware of or doesn't care about the impact of their words or actions on others, making them useful in a variety of contexts, from social situations to professional settings.

How to use "Indelicately" in context?

When used adjectivally, "indelicately" means in a rude or unrefined manner. For example, saying someone looked "indelicately chic" would mean that the person looked like they were dressed in a way that was not appropriate for a formal occasion. Indelicately can also be used to describe an action or situation that is incredibly embarrassing or risque. For example, talking about someone's "indelicate liquid fecal matter" could be considered extremely disparaging.

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