Daintiness Dain"ti*ness, n. The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness. [1913 Webster]

The daintiness and niceness of our captains --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

More notorious for the daintiness of the provision . . . than for the massiveness of the dish. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

The duke exeeded in the daintiness of his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands, --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

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  • daintiness — dainty ► ADJECTIVE (daintier, daintiest) 1) delicately small and pretty. 2) fastidious and fussy when eating. ► NOUN (pl. dainties) ▪ a small appetizing item of food. DERIVATIVES daintily …   English terms dictionary

  • daintiness — noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance the daintiness of her touch the fineness of her features • Syn: ↑delicacy, ↑fineness • Derivationally related forms: ↑dainty • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • daintiness — noun see dainty II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • daintiness — See daintily. * * * …   Universalium

  • daintiness — noun The characteristic of being dainty …   Wiktionary

  • daintiness — Synonyms and related words: acquired taste, airiness, amiable weakness, appreciation of excellence, ascent, asepsis, breakability, brittleness, bubbliness, buoyancy, changeableness, choiceness, civilized taste, civilizedness, cleanliness, cleanly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • daintiness — dain·ti·ness || deɪntɪnɪs n. delicacy, exquisiteness; deliciousness; fastidiousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daintiness — dain·ti·ness …   English syllables

  • daintiness — See: dainty …   English dictionary

  • Western sculpture — ▪ art Introduction       three dimensional artistic forms produced in what is now Europe and later in non European areas dominated by European culture (such as North America) from the Metal Ages (Europe, history of) to the present.       Like… …   Universalium

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