HyperDic: dainty

English > 4 senses of the word dainty:
ADJECTIVEalldainty, exquisitedelicately beautiful
alldaintyespecially pleasing to the taste
alldainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamishexcessively fastidious and easily disgusted
NOUNfooddainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treatsomething considered choice to eat
dainty > pronunciation
Soundsdey'ntiy
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English > dainty: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdelicately beautiful.
Example"a dainty teacup"
Synonymexquisite
Broaderdelicateexquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing
Spanishdelicado, exquisito, refinado
Nounsdaintinessthe quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
Adverbsdaintilyin a delicate manner
English > dainty: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningespecially pleasing to the taste.
Example"a dainty dish to set before a kind"
Broadertastypleasing to the sense of taste
Spanishgustoso, rico, sabroso, suculento
Catalanbo, gustós, suculent
Nounsdaintysomething considered choice to eat
English > dainty: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningexcessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
Synonymsnice, overnice, prissy, squeamish
BroaderfastidiousGiving careful attention to detail
Spanishescrupuloso, puntilloso, quisquilloso
Catalanescrupulós, primmirat
Adverbsdaintilyin a refined manner
English > dainty: 4 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningSomething considered choice to eat.
Synonymsdelicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
Narrowerambrosia, nectar(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods
choice morsel, tidbit, titbitA small tasty bit of food
gelatin, jellyAn edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating / coating for foods
marrow, bone marrowVery tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
savory, savouryAn aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre
sweet, confectionA food rich in sugar
Broadernutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsA source of materials to nourish the body
Spanishexquisitez, golosina
Catalanexquisidesa, exquisitat
Adjectivesdaintyespecially pleasing to the taste

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