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dainty

dain·ty

dainty

 
 
pronunciation:
deIn ti
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
inflections: daintier, daintiest
definition 1: small and delicate.
In her hand she held one dainty blossom.These china cups are very dainty, so please be careful.
synonyms:
delicate
antonyms:
gross
similar words:
beautiful, exquisite, lovely, pretty
definition 2: having delicate and refined taste, esp. about cleanliness or food.
She is always dainty about her appearance.
synonyms:
fastidious, refined
antonyms:
undiscriminating
similar words:
discriminating
definition 3: excessively fussy or fastidious.
She is so dainty about everything in her house; you feel like you can't touch anything.
synonyms:
fastidious, fussy, particular, persnickety
similar words:
choosy, exacting, finical, finicky, fuddy-duddy, meticulous, painstaking, precious, scrupulous, selective, squeamish
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: dainties
definition: a delicious bit of food; delicacy.
I'd love to try some of those dainties.
synonyms:
delicacy, tidbit
similar words:
appetizer, hors d'oeuvre, morsel, treat
derivations: daintily (adv.), daintiness (n.)