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Synonyms for daintiness

the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

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Relocated to Victorian England, this morally ambiguous tragedy of a headstrong teenage girl married off to a cruel mining magnate has little of the decorative daintiness associated with British corset dramas.
Ballet has more rigorous gender roles where social and contemporary dance has more of an athletic aesthetic versus the daintiness of ballet," he explains.
The folklorists Peter and Iona Opie speculate about a possible alteration made by Perrault from vair (fur) to verre (glass), which suggests that he considered the daintiness and fragility of glass more appealing than plain slippers; glass suggests a brittleness that only the most singular lightness of foot and body can preserve, impossible in the real world (121).
Maman is the largest of Bourgeois' spiders, and yet in it she evokes thoughts of fragility and strength, of protection, enclosure and perhaps threat, too, of daintiness, vulnerability and tough, nurturing love.
With regard to their daintiness, their objectivity.
Looking quite fragile, it adds daintiness to the cold 'end of winter garden', which other more positive plants don't.
Reese has a teaching and learning philosophy that tends to bruise the daintiness of current educational practices.
And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disorder'd string; But for the concord of my state and time, Had not an ear to hear my true time broke.
Tynan was not impressed by Vivien Leigh's performance though and wrote: "She picks at the part with the daintiness of a debutante called upon dismember a stag" and described her Lady Macbeth as "more niminy-piminy than thundery-blundery, Max rehearsal Twelfth more viper than anaconda.
Kenneth Tynan said of Leigh's performance as Cleopatra: "She picks at the part with the daintiness of a debutante called upon to dismember a stag.
if daintiness, delicacy, and preciousness are to be counted as earmarks of a feminine style, there is nothing fragile about Rosa Bonheur's Horse Fair, nor dainty and introverted about Helen Frankenthaler's giant canvases.
A tree-dwelling sloth's climb down to ground level for its weekly bathroom break may not be pointless daintiness.
The festival is also celebrating the exquisiteness and daintiness of human emotions and devout spirituality of Hindu religion.
The lady tulip, Tulipa clusiana, has perfect poise, but despite its daintiness it commands the attention of all who see it.