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Definition of dainty:

  1. A term of fondness.
  2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
  3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well- formed; neat; tender.
  4. Rare; valuable; costly.
  5. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
  6. That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
  7. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.


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