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Definition of dainty adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (daintier, daintiest)
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  1. 1(of people and things) small and delicate in a way that people find attractive synonym delicate dainty feet a dainty porcelain cup
  2. 2(of movements) careful, often in a way that suggests good manners synonym delicate She took a dainty little bite of the apple.
adverb She blew her nose as daintily as possible.
noun [uncountable]
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