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Definition: daintier daintier See 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: Daintier 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]
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