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Definition of 'dainty'


  1. something considered choice to eat
       Synonyms: delicacy goody kickshaw treat


  1. affectedly dainty or refined
       Synonyms: mincing niminy-piminy prim twee
  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"; "a tasty morsel"
  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

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