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Synonyms for daintyˈdeɪn ti

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    something considered choice to eat

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

    unfastidious, tasteless, rugged, unrefined

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

    affectedly dainty or refined

    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

    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

  3. dainty, exquisite(adj)

    delicately beautiful

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

    unfastidious, tasteless, unrefined, rugged

  4. dainty(adj)

    especially pleasing to the taste

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

    tasteless, unfastidious, rugged, unrefined

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

    excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

    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

    tasteless, rugged, unfastidious, unrefined


  1. dainty(noun)

    petite, neat

  2. dainty(noun)

    Excellent; valuable, fine.

    petite, neat

  3. dainty(noun)

    Delicately small and pretty.

    neat, petite

  4. dainty(adjective)

    Fastidious and fussy when eating.

    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.

    delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious, savory

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dainty(a.)

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

  2. dainty(a.)

    elegant, beautiful, neat, fine

  3. dainty(a.)

    fastidious, squeamish, scrupulous, over-nice

  4. dainty(n.)

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

Translations for dainty

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изи́скан, не́жен, деликатес, лакомство, приди́рчивBulgarian
  • amheuthunWelsh
  • zierlichGerman
  • delicadoSpanish
  • valikoiva, nirso, siroFinnish
  • délicatFrench
  • halusIndonesian
  • delicatoItalian
  • delicaatDutch
  • delicjePolish
  • guloseimaPortuguese
  • изы́сканный, ла́комый, изя́щный, не́жный, ла́комство, элега́нтный, приди́рчивый, утончённый, деликате́с, привере́дливыйRussian
  • izbirljivSerbo-Croatian
  • läckerhet, godbit, läckerbit, delikatessSwedish

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