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dain·ty / ˈdāntē/ • adj. (-ti·er , -ti·est ) 1. delicately small and pretty.. ∎  (of a person) delicate and graceful. ∎  (of food) particularly good to eat: a dainty morsel. 2. fastidious or difficult to please, typically concerning food.. • n. (pl. -ties) (usu. dainties) something good to eat; a delicacy. DERIVATIVES: dain·ti·ly / ˈdāntəlē/ adv. dain·ti·ness n.

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dainty †honour, esteem; †liking, pleasure; choice or delightful thing, delicacy. XIII. — AN. dainté. OF. daintié, deintié :- L. dignitās, -āt- worthiness, worth, beauty, DIGNITY.
Hence dainty adj. †choice, excellent; pleasing to the taste, of delicate beauty XIV; fastidious XVI.

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daintyAlbacete, eighty, Haiti, Katy, Kuwaiti, Leyte, matey, pratie, slaty, weighty •safety • frailty •dainty, painty •hasty, pastie, pasty, tasty •suzerainty •Beatty, entreaty, graffiti, meaty, Nefertiti, peaty, sleety, sweetie, Tahiti, titi, treaty •beastie, yeasty

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