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dainty meaning and definition

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Definition of dainty (noun)

  1. something considered choice to eat

DAINTY adjective

Definition of dainty (adjective)

  1. affectedly dainty or refined
  2. delicately beautiful
    • "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
    • synonyms: exquisite
  3. especially pleasing to the taste
    • "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
  4. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    • "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
    • synonyms: nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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