Definition and Meanings for dainty

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Dainty is ranked 17,532 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of dainty

noun, adjective, comparative, superlative

Etymology of dainty

oe. deinie, dainte, deintie, deyntee, of. deinti delicacy, orig., dignity, honor, fr. l. dignitas, fr. dignus worthy. see deign, and cf. dignity

Meaning of dainty


as noun

  • value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.
  • that which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
  • a term of fondness.

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • rare; valuable; costly.
  • delicious to the palate; toothsome.
  • nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.
  • requiring dainties. hence: overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
  • No antonyms for dainty

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