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Adjective: dainty (daintier,daintiest)  deyn-tee
  1. Delicately beautiful
    "a dainty teacup";
    - exquisite
     
  2. Affectedly dainty or refined
    - mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee [Brit]
     
  3. Especially pleasing to the taste
    "a dainty dish to set before a kind"
     
  4. Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    "too dainty about his food to take to camp cooking";
    - nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish
Noun: dainty  deyn-tee
  1. Something considered choice to eat
    - delicacy, goody, kickshaw [archaic], treat

Derived forms: daintier, dainties, daintiest

See also: delicate, fastidious, refined, tasty

Type of: aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals

Encyclopedia: Dainty