Definitions for daintyˈdeɪn ti

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(adj)

    something considered choice to eat

  2. dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee(adj)

    affectedly dainty or refined

  3. dainty, exquisite(adj)

    delicately beautiful

    "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"

  4. dainty(adj)

    especially pleasing to the taste

    "a dainty dish to set before a kind";

  5. dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish(adj)

    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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dainty(Noun)

    Esteem, honour.

  2. dainty(Noun)

    A delicacy.

  3. dainty(Noun)

    Fancy cookies, pastries, or squares served at a social event (usually plural).

  4. dainty(Adjective)

    Excellent; valuable, fine.

  5. dainty(Adjective)

    Delicately small and pretty.

  6. dainty(Adjective)

    Fastidious and fussy when eating.

  7. Origin: From deintié, from dignitatem.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Dainty(noun)

    value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything

  2. Dainty(noun)

    that which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy

  3. Dainty(noun)

    a term of fondness

  4. Dainty

    rare; valuable; costly

  5. Dainty

    delicious to the palate; toothsome

  6. Dainty

    nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender

  7. Dainty

    requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious


Translations for dainty

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изи́скан, не́жен, деликатес, лакомство, приди́рчивBulgarian
  • amheuthunWelsh
  • valikoiva, nirso, siroFinnish
  • délicatFrench
  • delicaatDutch
  • изы́сканный, ла́комый, изя́щный, не́жный, ла́комство, элега́нтный, приди́рчивый, утончённый, деликате́с, привере́дливыйRussian
  • izbirljivSerbo-Croatian
  • läckerhet, godbit, läckerbit, delikatessSwedish

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