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dainty    音標拼音: [d'enti]
n. 適口的食物
a. 優美的,講究的,適口的


adj 1: affectedly dainty or refined [synonym: {dainty}, {mincing},
{niminy-piminy}, {prim}, {twee}]
2: delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
[synonym: {dainty}, {exquisite}]
3: especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set
before a kind";
4: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about
his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would
only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [synonym: {dainty},
{nice}, {overnice}, {prissy}, {squeamish}]
n 1: something considered choice to eat [synonym: {dainty},
{delicacy}, {goody}, {kickshaw}, {treat}]

Dainty \Dain"ty\, a. [Compar. {Daintier}; superl. {Daintiest}.]
1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.]
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Full many a deynt['e] horse had he in stable.
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Note: Hence the proverb "dainty maketh dearth," i. e., rarity
makes a thing dear or precious.
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2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
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Dainty bits
Make rich the ribs. --Shak.
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3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding;
well-formed; neat; tender.
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Those dainty limbs which nature lent
For gentle usage and soft delicacy. --Milton.
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I would be the girdle.
About her dainty, dainty waist. --Tennyson.
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4. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please;
fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
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Thew were a fine and dainty people. --Bacon.
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And let us not be dainty of leave-taking,
But shift away. --Shak.
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{To make dainty}, to assume or affect delicacy or
fastidiousness. [Obs.]
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Ah ha, my mistresses! which of you all
Will now deny to dance? She that makes dainty,
She, I'll swear, hath corns. --Shak.
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Dainty \Dain"ty\, n.; pl. {Dainties}. [OE. deinie, dainte,
deintie, deyntee, OF. deinti['e] delicacy, orig., dignity,
honor, fr. L. dignitas, fr. dignus worthy. See {Deign}, and
cf. {Dignity}.]
1. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in
anything. [Obs.]
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I ne told no deyntee of her love. --Chaucer.
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2. That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
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That precious nectar may the taste renew
Of Eden's dainties, by our parents lost. --Beau. &
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3. A term of fondness. [Poetic] --B. Jonson.

Syn: {Dainty}, {Delicacy}.

Usage: These words are here compared as denoting articles of
food. The term delicacy as applied to a nice article
of any kind, and hence to articles of food which are
particularly attractive. Dainty is stronger, and
denotes some exquisite article of cookery. A hotel may
be provided with all the delicacies of the season, and
its table richly covered with dainties.
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These delicacies
I mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits,
and flowers,
Walks and the melody of birds. --Milton.
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[A table] furnished plenteously with bread,
And dainties, remnants of the last regale.
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194 Moby Thesaurus words for "dainty":
acute, agreeable, airy, ambrosia, ambrosial, appetizing, attenuate,
attenuated, beautiful, bleached, bonne bouche, bonny, breakable,
bright, brittle, cate, cheap-jack, choice, choice morsel,
civilized, clean, cleanly, cobwebby, comestible, comfit, crumbly,
cultivated, cultured, cunning, cute, delectable, delicacy, delicat,
delicate, delicately weak, delicious, delightful, dessert,
diaphanous, dirt-free, discriminating, downy, easy, eatable,
edible, effeminate, elegant, esculent, ethereal, exquisite, fair,
fastidious, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, finespun,
finical, finicking, finicky, flimsy, fluffy, fragile, frail,
frangible, fresh, fussy, fuzzy, gauzy, genteel, gentle, gimcrack,
gimcracky, good, good to eat, good-tasting, goody, gossamer,
gossamery, graceful, gracile, gracious, gustable, gusty,
immaculate, jerry, jerry-built, juicy, kickshaw, kosher, light,
lightweight, likable, lovely, luscious, lush, manna, mignon,
mincing, morsel, namby-pamby, neat, nectar, nectareous, nectarous,
nice, nonpolluted, of cleanly habits, of gourmet quality,
overrefined, palatable, papery, particular, pasteboardy,
perceptive, pernickety, persnickety, pleasing, polished, pretty,
pubescent, puny, pure, rare, rarefied, recherche, refined,
ritually pure, sapid, satin, satiny, savorous, savory, scrumptious,
select, sensitive, shattery, shiny, silky, sissified, sleazy,
slight, smooth, smut-free, smutless, soft, sophisticated, spotless,
squeamish, stainless, subtile, subtle, succulent, superior, sweet,
sweetmeat, tacky, tahar, tasty, tender, tenuous, thin, thin-spun,
tidbit, titbit, toothsome, treat, tubbed, unadulterated,
unbesmirched, unblemished, unblotted, undefiled, unmuddied,
unpolluted, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained,
unsubstantial, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, velutinous,
velvety, well-scrubbed, well-washed, white, whitened, wiredrawn,
wispy, womanish, yummy



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