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Webster 1913 Edition


Daintiness

Dain′ti-ness

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Noun.
The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.
The
daintiness
and niceness of our captains
Hakluyt.
More notorious for the
daintiness
of the provision . . . than for the massiveness of the dish.
Hakewill.
The duke exeeded in the
daintiness
of his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands,
Sir H. Wotton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Daintiness

DA'INTINESS

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Noun.
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.

Definition 2019


daintiness

daintiness

English

Noun

daintiness (countable and uncountable, plural daintinesses)

  1. The characteristic of being dainty.
  2. A dainty behaviour or gesture.

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