Definitions for daintiness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dain•ty*ˈdeɪn ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est

  1. (adj.)of delicate beauty or form.

  2. pleasing to the taste

    dainty pastries.

  3. particular; fastidious:

    a dainty eater.

  4. overly particular; finicky.

  5. (n.)something delicious to the taste; delicacy.

* Syn: See delicate.

Origin of dainty:

1175–1225; ME deinte worthiness, happiness, delicacy < AF (OF deint(i)e) < L dignitātem, acc. of dignitās

dain′ti•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daintiness, delicacy, fineness(noun)

    the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

    "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"

Wiktionary

  1. daintiness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being dainty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daintiness(noun)

    the quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness


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