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Synonyms for dainty
ˈdeɪn tidain·ty

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  1. daintyadjective

    petite, neat

  2. daintyadjective

    Excellent; valuable, fine.

    petite, neat

  3. daintyadjective

    Delicately small and pretty.

    neat, petite

  4. daintyadjective

    Fastidious and fussy when eating.

    neat, petite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dainty

    That is delicious which affords a gratification at once vivid and delicate to the senses, especially to those of taste and smell; as, delicious fruit; a delicious odor; luscious has a kindred but more fulsome meaning, inclining toward a cloying excess of sweetness or richness. Savory is applied chiefly to cooked food made palatable by spices and condiments. Delightful may be applied to the higher gratifications of sense, as delightful music, but is chiefly used for that which is mental and spiritual. Delicious has a limited use in this way; as, a delicious bit of poetry; the word is sometimes used ironically for some pleasing absurdity; as, this is delicious! Compare DELIGHTFUL.

    delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

    acrid, bitter, loathsome, nauseous, repulsive, unpalatable, unsavory

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dainty

    choice, rare, refined, tasty, exquisite, luxurious, epicurean

    common, coarse, unrelishing, nasty, dirty, omnivorous, greedy, gluttonous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatadjective

    something considered choice to eat

    discreetness, slightness, finesse, delicacy, diplomacy, discretion, kickshaw, goody, treat, fineness, fragility, airiness, daintiness

    unfastidious, tasteless, rugged, unrefined

  2. dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, tweeadjective

    affectedly dainty or refined

    mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, overnice, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, prudish, strait-laced, tight-laced, nice, straight-laced, niminy-piminy, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed

    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  3. dainty, exquisiteadjective

    delicately beautiful

    "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"

    overnice, exquisite, keen, recherche, squeamish, twee, niminy-piminy, prim, nice, prissy, mincing

    unfastidious, tasteless, unrefined, rugged

  4. daintyadjective

    especially pleasing to the taste

    "a dainty dish to set before a kind";

    overnice, exquisite, squeamish, twee, niminy-piminy, prim, nice, prissy, mincing

    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  5. dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamishadjective

    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"

    mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, decent, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, overnice, skillful, straight-laced, gracious, tight-laced, nice, strait-laced, niminy-piminy, courteous, prudish, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed

    tasteless, rugged, unfastidious, unrefined

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. daintyadjective

    delicious, savory, nice, delicate, tender, palatable, luscious, toothsome

  2. daintyadjective

    elegant, beautiful, neat, fine

  3. daintyadjective

    fastidious, squeamish, scrupulous, over-nice

  4. daintynoun

    delicacy, tidbit, tit-bit, nice bit, choice morsel, delicate morsel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. daintyadjective

    fastidious, squeamish, finical, delicate, exquisite

  2. daintynoun

    delicacy, tidbit, treat, rarebit, bonne bouche

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  1. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

Translations for dainty

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  • приди́рчив, лакомство, изи́скан, деликатес, не́женBulgarian
  • amheuthunWelsh
  • zierlichGerman
  • delicadoSpanish
  • valikoiva, siro, nirsoFinnish
  • délicatFrench
  • halusIndonesian
  • delicatoItalian
  • 맛좋은Korean
  • delicaatDutch
  • delicjePolish
  • guloseimaPortuguese
  • не́жный, изы́сканный, ла́комый, привере́дливый, деликате́с, утончённый, приди́рчивый, изя́щный, элега́нтный, ла́комствоRussian
  • izbirljivSerbo-Croatian
  • godbit, läckerhet, delikatess, läckerbitSwedish

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