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Avoid lounging attitudes, they are indelicate, except in your own private apartment.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
"But no one would be indelicate enough to show a want of respect to their religious scruples," answered Harry.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
There was nothing unwomanly in flowing hair, there was nothing indelicate.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
He dimly comprehended, too, that her presence was an indelicate intrusion, but her intentions were so good!
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
Such a demand, indelicate in its simplest form, had been further aggravated by a respectful but clear ultimatum.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
As to her antecedents, she herself never referred to the subject, and no one was ever indelicate enough to ask her.
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
Indeed this trade was pushed to so great a height, that the quarter-deck became the scene of the most indelicate familiarities.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
All indelicate expressions should be to them as the Sanscrit language is to most people, incomprehensible.
MARTINE'S HAND-BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND GUIDE TO TRUE POLITENESSARTHUR MARTINE
It might be very nice when he had first called her "Love" a dozen times; but now it sounded extravagant—and almost indelicate.
MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILYANTHONY TROLLOPE
Osborne, too, is suitably rewarded; but as this game borders on the indelicate, it shall be nameless.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 58, NUMBER 358, AUGUST 1845VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INDELICATE

  • bawdy
  • blue
  • broad
  • earthy
  • erotic
  • immodest
  • indecent
  • indelicate
  • lewd
  • lurid
  • naughty
  • off-color
  • provocative
  • purple
  • salty
  • scabrous
  • shady
  • smutty
  • spicy
  • suggestive
  • wicked
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