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Meaning & Definition of Dainty in English

English

Dainty

/denti/

noun

1. Something considered choice to eat

    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • goody
  • ,
  • kickshaw
  • ,
  • treat

adjective

1. Affectedly dainty or refined

    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • mincing
  • ,
  • niminy-piminy
  • ,
  • prim
  • ,
  • twee

2. Delicately beautiful

  • "A dainty teacup"
  • "An exquisite cameo"
    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • exquisite

3. Especially pleasing to the taste

  • "A dainty dish to set before a kind"
    synonym:
  • dainty

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • nice
  • ,
  • overnice
  • ,
  • prissy
  • ,
  • squeamish