Found 3 items, similar to dainty.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
adj 1: affectedly dainty or refined [syn: mincing
2: of delicate composition and artistry; “a dainty teacup”
3: especially pleasing to the taste; “a dainty dish to set
before a kind”
; “a tasty morsel”
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”
n : something considered choice to eat [syn: delicacy
English → English
, a. [Compar. Daintier
; superl. Daintiest
1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.]
Full many a deynt['e] horse had he in stable.
Note: Hence the proverb “dainty maketh dearth,”
rarity makes a thing dear or precious.
2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
Make rich the ribs. --Shak.
3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding;
well-formed; neat; tender.
Those dainty limbs which nature lent
For gentle usage and soft delicacy. --Milton.
I would be the girdle.
About her dainty, dainty waist. --Tennyson.
4. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please;
fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
Thew were a fine and dainty people. --Bacon.
And let us not be dainty of leave-taking,
But shift away. --Shak.
To make dainty
, to assume or affect delicacy or
Ah ha, my mistresses! which of you all
Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty,
She, I'll swear, hath corns. --Shak.
, n.; pl. Dainties
. [OE. deinie, dainte,
deintie, deyntee, OF. deinti['e] delicacy, orig., dignity,
honor, fr. L. dignitas, fr. dignus worthy. See Deign
1. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in
I ne told no deyntee of her love. --Chaucer.
2. That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
That precious nectar may the taste renew
Of Eden's dainties, by our parents lost. --Beau. &
3. A term of fondness. [Poetic] --B. Jonson.
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.
I mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits,
Walks and the melody of birds. --Milton.
[A table] furnished plenteously with bread,
And dainties, remnants of the last regale.