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Food vs. Delicacy — What's the Difference?

Food vs. Delicacy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Food and Delicacy

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Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.
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Delicacy

A delicacy is usually a rare or expensive food item that is considered highly desirable, sophisticated or peculiarly distinctive, within a given culture. Irrespective of local preferences, such a label is typically pervasive throughout a region.
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Food

Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth
Music is food for the soul
Baby foods
Food shortages
We need food and water
They had eaten their food and slept
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Delicacy

The quality of being delicate.
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Food

Material, especially carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, that an organism uses for energy, growth, and maintaining the processes of life. Plants, algae, and some bacteria make their own food through photosynthesis, while animals and most other organisms obtain food by consuming other organisms or organic matter.
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Delicacy

Something pleasing and appealing, especially a choice food.
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Food

A specified kind of nourishment
Breakfast food.
Plant food.
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Delicacy

Fineness of appearance, construction, or execution; elegance
Brushwork of great delicacy.
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Food

Nourishment eaten in solid form
Food and drink.
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Delicacy

Frailty of bodily constitution or health.
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Food

Something that nourishes or sustains in a way suggestive of physical nourishment
Food for thought.
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Delicacy

Sensitivity of perception, discrimination, or taste; refinement.
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Food

(uncountable) Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
The innkeeper brought them food and drink.
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Delicacy

Sensitivity to the feelings of others; tact
Phrased the apology with delicacy.
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Food

(countable) A foodstuff.
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Delicacy

Sensitivity to what is proper; propriety.
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Food

Anything that nourishes or sustains.
The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.
Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.
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Delicacy

Undue sensitivity to or concern with what may be considered offensive or improper; squeamishness
Scenes that might offend a viewer's delicacy.
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Food

What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.
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Delicacy

The need for tact in treatment or handling
A topic of some delicacy.
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Food

Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.
This may prove food to my displeasure.
In this moment there is life and foodFor future years.
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Delicacy

Sensitivity to very small changes; precision
The delicacy of a set of scales.
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Food

To supply with food.
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Delicacy

The quality of being delicate.
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Food

Any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
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Delicacy

Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement.
A Chinese delicacy
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Food

Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment;
Food and drink
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Delicacy

Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
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Food

Anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
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Delicacy

Frailty of health or fitness.
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Delicacy

Refinement in taste or discrimination.
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Delicacy

Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.
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Delicacy

The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.
What choice to choose for delicacy best.
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Delicacy

Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.
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Delicacy

Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.
You know your mother's delicacy in this point.
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Delicacy

Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.
And to those dainty limbs which Nature lentFor gentle usage and soft delicacy?
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Delicacy

Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.
That Augustan delicacy of taste which is the boast of the great public schools of England.
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Delicacy

The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.
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Delicacy

That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.
The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
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Delicacy

Pleasure; gratification; delight.
He Rome brent for his delicacie.
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Delicacy

The quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;
The daintiness of her touch
The fineness of her features
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Delicacy

Something considered choice to eat
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Delicacy

Refined taste; tact
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Delicacy

Smallness of stature
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Delicacy

Lack of physical strength
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Delicacy

Subtly skillful handling of a situation
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Delicacy

Lightness in movement or manner
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