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daintily

[ deyn-ti-lee ]
/ ˈdeɪn tɪ li /
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adverb
in a way that shows fine or delicate manners or tastes: She'd been nibbling daintily on a sparerib; now she dabbed her lips with a napkin.
with particular care to avoid soiling, spilling, damage, etc.; fastidiously: We piled our trash daintily atop overfilled garbage cans.
delicately and beautifully, or with fine, exquisite detail: I was glad for the moment to be neither an ornithologist nor an entomologist, so that I might leave every one of these daintily colored sunbirds and butterflies to the enjoyment of its life.
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Origin of daintily

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