dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(adj)
something considered choice to eat
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee(adj)
affectedly dainty or refined
mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, overnice, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, prudish, strait-laced, tight-laced, nice, straight-laced, niminy-piminy, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed
"a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
especially pleasing to the taste
"a dainty dish to set before a kind";
dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish(adj)
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, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, overnice, skillful, straight-laced, gracious, tight-laced, nice, strait-laced, niminy-piminy, courteous, prudish, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Translations for dainty
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- изи́скан, не́жен, деликатес, лакомство, приди́рчивBulgarian
- valikoiva, nirso, siroFinnish
- изы́сканный, ла́комый, изя́щный, не́жный, ла́комство, элега́нтный, приди́рчивый, утончённый, деликате́с, привере́дливыйRussian
- läckerhet, godbit, läckerbit, delikatessSwedish
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