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Found 3 items, similar to dainty.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: dainty cantik, pandai bersolek, penganan, suka berpilih-pilih
English → English (WordNet) Definition: dainty dainty adj 1: affectedly dainty or refined [syn: mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee] 2: of delicate composition and artistry; “a dainty teacup”; “an exquisite cameo” [syn: exquisite] 3: especially pleasing to the taste; “a dainty dish to set before a kind”; “a tasty morsel” [syn: tasty] 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” [syn: nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish] n : something considered choice to eat [syn: delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat] [also: daintiest, daintier]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Dainty Dainty \Dain"ty\, a. [Compar. Daintier; superl. Daintiest.] 1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many a deynt['e] horse had he in stable. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the proverb “dainty maketh dearth,” i. e., rarity makes a thing dear or precious. [1913 Webster] 2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome. [1913 Webster] Dainty bits Make rich the ribs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender. [1913 Webster] Those dainty limbs which nature lent For gentle usage and soft delicacy. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I would be the girdle. About her dainty, dainty waist. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious. [1913 Webster] Thew were a fine and dainty people. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] And let us not be dainty of leave-taking, But shift away. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To make dainty, to assume or affect delicacy or fastidiousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ah ha, my mistresses! which of you all Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty, She, I'll swear, hath corns. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Dainty \Dain"ty\, n.; pl. Dainties. [OE. deinie, dainte, deintie, deyntee, OF. deinti['e] delicacy, orig., dignity, honor, fr. L. dignitas, fr. dignus worthy. See Deign, and cf. Dignity.] 1. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I ne told no deyntee of her love. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy. [1913 Webster] That precious nectar may the taste renew Of Eden's dainties, by our parents lost. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. A term of fondness. [Poetic] --B. Jonson. Syn: Dainty, Delicacy. Usage: These words are here compared as denoting articles of food. The term delicacy as applied to a nice article of any kind, and hence to articles of food which are particularly attractive. Dainty is stronger, and denotes some exquisite article of cookery. A hotel may be provided with all the delicacies of the season, and its table richly covered with dainties. [1913 Webster] These delicacies I mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits, and flowers, Walks and the melody of birds. --Milton. [1913 Webster] [A table] furnished plenteously with bread, And dainties, remnants of the last regale. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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