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  Definition of dainty
  1. something considered choice to eat
  2. of delicate composition and artistry; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
  3. 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"
  4. affectedly dainty or refined
  5. especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind"; "a tasty morsel"
Similar Words: delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat, exquisite, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee, tasty

 

Hyponyms: choice morsel, tidbit, titbit, savory, savoury, sweet, confection, confectionery, ambrosia, nectar, gelatin, jelly, marrow, bone marrow

 

Derivational Morphology: regale, treat

 

 
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