Associations to the word «Dainty»
DAINTY, noun. (obsolete) Esteem, honour.
DAINTY, noun. A delicacy.
DAINTY, noun. (Canada) (Prairies and northwestern Ontario) A fancy cookie, pastry, or square served at a social event (usually plural).
DAINTY, noun. (obsolete) An affectionate term of address.
DAINTY, adjective. (obsolete) Excellent; valuable, fine.
DAINTY, adjective. Elegant; delicately small and pretty.
DAINTY, adjective. Fastidious and fussy, especially when eating.
DAINTY, noun. Something considered choice to eat.
DAINTY, adjective. Affectedly dainty or refined.
DAINTY, adjective. Delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo".
DAINTY, adjective. Especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";.
DAINTY, adjective. 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".
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.