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1. Nice pleasing to the palate of exquisite taste delicious as dainty food.
2. Delicate of acute sensibility nice in selecting what is tender and good squeamish soft luxurious as a dainty taste or palate a dainty people.
3. Scrupulous in manners ceremonious.
4. Elegant tender soft pure neat effeminately beautiful as dainty hands or limbs.
5. Nice affectedly fine as a dainty speaker.


1. Something nice and delicate to the taste that which is exquisitely delicious a delicacy.

Be not desirous of dainties, for they are deceitful meat. Proverbs 23

2. A term of fondness.

Why, that's my dainty. Shak.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Dainty'. King James Dictionary.

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