adjective, dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est.
noun, plural dain·ties.
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Prison fare cures a man of daintiness, and the two fugitives dined on these homely viands with considerable complacency.Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Tea was set forth with no daintiness upon the untidy, coloured cloth of the centre-table.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
The small doilies are easily washed, and fresh ones are possible every morning—an assured gain in the way of daintiness.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
This had been his home for six years, and he had chosen it in order to subdue the daintiness of his natural appetite.Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman|John Henry Newman
For melancholy he offers serenity, for daintiness he offers delicacy.Artists Past and Present|Elisabeth Luther Cary