1. [ adjective ] affectedly dainty or refined
Synonyms: mincing twee prim niminy-piminy
Related terms: refined
2. [ adjective ] of delicate composition and artistry
Synonyms: fine exquisite

"a dainty teacup" "an exquisite cameo"

Related terms: delicate
3. [ adjective ] (food) especially pleasing to the taste
Synonyms: tasty

"a dainty dish to set before a kind" "a tasty morsel"

Related terms: tasteful
4. [ adjective ] excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
Synonyms: overnice prissy squeamish nice

"too nice about his food to take to camp cooking" "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"

Related terms: fastidious
5. [ noun ] (food) something considered choice to eat
Synonyms: delicacy treat kickshaw goody
Related terms: nutriment gelatin choice_morsel sweet ambrosia savory marrow regale
Similar spelling:   Dant