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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza