dainty definition

  • adjective:
    • Delicately breathtaking or charming; exquisite: "No dainty rhymes or emotional love passages for you personally, terrible 12 months” ( Walt Whitman).
    • Delicious or option. See Synonyms at delicate.
    • Of refined style; discriminating.
    • Overly fastidious; squeamish.
    • exemplary; important, fine.
    • Delicately little and pretty.
    • Fastidious and fussy when eating.
    • Rare; important; pricey.
    • Delicious towards palate; toothsome.
    • sweet; fragile; elegant, in form, way, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.
    • needing dainties. Ergo: Overnice; difficult to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
    • especially pleasing to the taste
    • delicately stunning
    • affectedly dainty or refined
    • excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
  • noun:
    • some thing delicious; a delicacy.
    • Esteem, honour.
    • A delicacy.
    • Fancy snacks, pastries, or squares served at a social occasion (usually plural).
    • Value; estimation; the satisfaction or enjoyment consumed everything.
    • That which is delicious or fine; a delicacy.
    • A term of fondness.
    • Worth; value; excellence.
    • A matter of delight or gratification; unique regard or pleasure.
    • Pl. dainties (dān′ tiz). Anything fine into the taste; anything delicious; a delicacy.
    • Darling: a phrase of fondness.
    • Synonyms Tidbit, etc. See delicacy.
    • one thing considered option to consume
  • others:
    • Valuable; expensive.
    • Exhibiting or possessing fine beauty, or exquisite flavor or skill; elegant; breathtaking; neat; trim.
    • Pleasing towards palate; toothsome; tasty: because, dainty meals.
    • Of acute sensibility or good discrimination; sensitive and painful.
    • Especially Of nice discrimination as to taste; good or over-nice in selecting something favored in just about any course of things, as food, clothes, etc.; therefore, squeamish: because, a dainty taste or palate; dainty men and women.
    • sweet in regards to behavior, decorum, intercourse, etc.; fastidious; hence, affectedly good; effeminate; weak.
    • = Syn, 2. Pretty. Savory, luscious, toothsome.5 and Nice, Fastidious, etc. See nice.

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