dainty


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Synonyms for dainty

Synonyms for dainty

appealing to refined taste

something fine and delicious, especially a food

Synonyms for dainty

affectedly dainty or refined

delicately beautiful

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especially pleasing to the taste

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excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

References in classic literature ?
Happily, Ichabod Crane was not in so great a hurry as his historian, but did ample justice to every dainty.
Still aunt Jane's patience held good, and some small measure of skill was creeping into Rebecca's fingers, fingers that held pencil, paint brush, and pen so cleverly and were so clumsy with the dainty little needle.
I must be served at the fireside, she said; and she placed before me a little round stand with my cup and a plate of toast, absolutely as she used to accommodate me with some privately purloined dainty on a nursery chair: and I smiled and obeyed her as in bygone days.
I'm not envious: I never feel hurt at the brightness of Isabella's yellow hair and the whiteness of her skin, at her dainty elegance, and the fondness all the family exhibit for her.
She dressed herself, with a dainty shrinking from everything in the room which her hands or her clothes touched in the process, and then opened the window.
Doctors who made great fortunes out of dainty remedies for imaginary disorders that never existed, smiled upon their courtly patients in the ante-chambers of Monseigneur.
The firm yet placid mouth, the clear veracious glance of the brown eyes, speak now of a nature that has been tested and has kept its highest qualities; and even the costume, with its dainty neatness and purity, has more significance now the coquetries of youth can have nothing to do with it.
It was, we said, a good world, and I, simpleton,--pretty and dainty as Margaret was,--deemed it would go on forever.
Within the palace he heard some music, as of many instruments cunningly played, and the melodious warble of nightingales and other birds, and by this, and the appetising smell of many dainty dishes of which he presently became aware, he judged that feasting and merry making were going on.
I warrant you the fop can use his dainty sword right well on occasion.
Everything about this dainty chevalier bespoke the "ladies' man.
when she displays her dainty outline, her richly ornamented form, and chatters gaily with the foolish man
Then they began to pass around the dusky, piquant, Arlesian sausages, and lobsters in their dazzling red cuirasses, prawns of large size and brilliant color, the echinus with its prickly outside and dainty morsel within, the clovis, esteemed by the epicures of the South as more than rivalling the exquisite flavor of the oyster, -- all the delicacies, in fact, that are cast up by the wash of waters on the sandy beach, and styled by the grateful fishermen "fruits of the sea.
Silks, velvets, what you will, I doubt not but I have some dainty wares Will woo your fancy.
Acting in song, especially in dialogues, hath an extreme good grace; I say acting, not dancing (for that is a mean and vulgar thing); and the voices of the dialogue would be strong and manly (a base and a tenor; no treble); and the ditty high and tragical; not nice or dainty.