Webster 1913 Edition
The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.
daintinessand niceness of our captains
More notorious for the
daintinessof the provision . . . than for the massiveness of the dish.
The duke exeeded in the
daintinessof his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands,
Sir H. Wotton.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Delicacy; softness; elegance; nicety; as the daintiness of the limbs.
2.Delicacy; deliciousness; applied to food; as the daintiness of provisions.
3.Nicety in taste; squeamishness; fastidiousness; as the daintiness of the taste.
4.Ceremoniousness; scrupulousness; nice attention to manners.