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Synonyms for dainty
ˈdeɪn tidain·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. daintyadjective

    Synonyms:
    petite, neat

  2. daintyadjective

    Excellent; valuable, fine.

    Synonyms:
    petite, neat

  3. daintyadjective

    Delicately small and pretty.

    Synonyms:
    neat, petite

  4. daintyadjective

    Fastidious and fussy when eating.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dainty

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatadjective

    something considered choice to eat

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

    Antonyms:
    unfastidious, tasteless, rugged, unrefined

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

    affectedly dainty or refined

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

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  3. dainty, exquisiteadjective

    delicately beautiful

    "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"

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

    Antonyms:
    unfastidious, tasteless, unrefined, rugged

  4. daintyadjective

    especially pleasing to the taste

    "a dainty dish to set before a kind";

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, rugged, unfastidious, unrefined

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. daintyadjective

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

  2. daintyadjective

    Synonyms:
    elegant, beautiful, neat, fine

  3. daintyadjective

    Synonyms:
    fastidious, squeamish, scrupulous, over-nice

  4. daintynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. daintyadjective

    Synonyms:
    fastidious, squeamish, finical, delicate, exquisite

  2. daintynoun

    Synonyms:
    delicacy, tidbit, treat, rarebit, bonne bouche

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How to use dainty in a sentence?

  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.

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Translations for dainty

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  • изи́скан, не́жен, деликатес, лакомство, приди́рчивBulgarian
  • amheuthunWelsh
  • zierlichGerman
  • delicadoSpanish
  • valikoiva, nirso, siroFinnish
  • délicatFrench
  • halusIndonesian
  • delicatoItalian
  • 맛좋은Korean
  • delicaatDutch
  • delicjePolish
  • guloseimaPortuguese
  • изы́сканный, ла́комый, изя́щный, не́жный, ла́комство, элега́нтный, приди́рчивый, утончённый, деликате́с, привере́дливыйRussian
  • izbirljivSerbo-Croatian
  • läckerhet, godbit, läckerbit, delikatessSwedish

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