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dainty

noun

1 dainty

Something considered choice to eat.

synonyms: delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat.

Roget 829: pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness etc. adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity, delectability; amusement etc. 840.    attraction etc. (motive) ... show more

Roget 394: savoriness etc. adj.; good taste, deliciousness, delectability.    relish, zest; appetizer.    tidbit, titbit, dainty, delicacy, ... show more

Roget 377: pleasure; physical pleasure, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure; bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, hedonism, sensuality; luxuriousness etc. adj.; dissipation, round of pleasure, ... show more

Roget 298: eating etc. v.; deglutition, gulp, epulation, mastication, manducation, rumination; gluttony etc. 957.    [eating specific foods] ... show more

Dutch: heerlijkheden, heerlijkheid, lekkernij, lekkers, liflafje, traktatie
Polish: przysmak



adjective

1 dainty

Delicately beautiful:
— A dainty teacup.

synonym: exquisite.

Roget 850: in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; esthetic, aesthetic, ... show more

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more

2 dainty

Especially pleasing to the taste.

3 dainty

Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.

synonyms: nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish.

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

Roget 868: fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal [Vulg.], difficult, dainty, lickerish, ... show more

Roget 394: savory, delicious, tasty, well-tasted, to one's taste, good, palatable, nice, dainty, delectable; toothful, toothsome; gustful, appetizing, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acute, agreeable, airy, ambrosia, ambrosial, appetizing, attenuate, attenuated, beautiful, bleached, bonne bouche, bonny, breakable, bright, brittle, cate, cheap-jack, choice, choice morsel, civilized ... show more.

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