dainty synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term dainty:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(adj)

    something considered choice to eat

    Synonyms:
    discreetness, slightness, finesse, delicacy, diplomacy, discretion, kickshaw, goody, dainty, treat, fineness, fragility, airiness, daintiness

    Antonyms:
    unfastidious, tasteless, rugged, unrefined

  2. dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee(adj)

    affectedly dainty or refined

    Synonyms:
    mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, overnice, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, prudish, strait-laced, tight-laced, nice, straight-laced, niminy-piminy, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  3. dainty, exquisite(adj)

    delicately beautiful

    Synonyms:
    dainty, overnice, exquisite, keen, recherche, squeamish, twee, niminy-piminy, prim, nice, prissy, mincing

    Antonyms:
    unfastidious, tasteless, unrefined, rugged

  4. dainty(adj)

    especially pleasing to the taste

    Synonyms:
    overnice, exquisite, squeamish, twee, niminy-piminy, prim, nice, prissy, mincing

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  5. dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish(adj)

    excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

    Synonyms:
    mincing, straitlaced, prissy, squeamish, decent, dainty, puritanical, straightlaced, priggish, overnice, skillful, straight-laced, gracious, tight-laced, nice, strait-laced, niminy-piminy, courteous, prudish, victorian, prim, exquisite, twee, square-toed

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, rugged, unfastidious, unrefined

Wiktionary

  1. dainty(noun)

    Synonyms:
    petite, neat

  2. dainty(noun)

    Excellent; valuable, fine.

    Synonyms:
    petite, neat

  3. dainty(noun)

    Delicately small and pretty.

    Synonyms:
    neat, petite

  4. dainty(adjective)

    Fastidious and fussy when eating.

    Synonyms:
    neat, petite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dainty

    That is delicious which affords a gratification at once vivid and delicate to the senses, especially to those of taste and smell; as, delicious fruit; a delicious odor; luscious has a kindred but more fulsome meaning, inclining toward a cloying excess of sweetness or richness. Savory is applied chiefly to cooked food made palatable by spices and condiments. Delightful may be applied to the higher gratifications of sense, as delightful music, but is chiefly used for that which is mental and spiritual. Delicious has a limited use in this way; as, a delicious bit of poetry; the word is sometimes used ironically for some pleasing absurdity; as, this is delicious! Compare DELIGHTFUL.

    Synonyms:
    delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

    Antonyms:
    acrid, bitter, loathsome, nauseous, repulsive, unpalatable, unsavory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dainty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    delicious, savory, nice, delicate, tender, palatable, luscious, toothsome

  2. dainty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    elegant, beautiful, neat, fine

  3. dainty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fastidious, squeamish, scrupulous, over-nice

  4. dainty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    delicacy, tidbit, tit-bit, nice bit, choice morsel, delicate morsel



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