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English adjective: dainty

1. dainty affectedly dainty or refined


Synonymsmincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee


Similarrefined


Antonymsunrefined

2. dainty delicately beautiful


SamplesA dainty teacup.
An exquisite cameo.


Synonymsexquisite


Similardelicate


Antonymsrugged

3. dainty especially pleasing to the taste


SamplesA dainty dish to set before a kind.


Similartasty


Antonymstasteless

4. dainty excessively fastidious and easily disgusted


SamplesToo nice about his food to take to camp cooking.
So squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow.


Synonymsnice, overnice, prissy, squeamish


Similarfastidious


Antonymsunfastidious


English noun: dainty

1. dainty (food) something considered choice to eat


Synonymsdelicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)ambrosia, bone marrow, choice morsel, confection, gelatin, jelly, marrow, nectar, savory, savoury, sweet, tidbit, titbit









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