This tiny tea set is very dainty.
An example of something dainty is a tiny little teacup with a beautiful design on it.
Origin of daintyMiddle English deinte, excellent, fine, origin, originally , feeling of esteem from Anglo-French deinté from Old French deinté from Classical Latin dignitas, worth, dignity
- delicious and choice: a dainty morsel
- delicately pretty or lovely
- of or showing delicate and refined taste; fastidious
- overly or affectedly fastidious; squeamish
- Delicately beautiful or charming and usually small: dainty slippers.
- Delicious; tasty: a dainty dish.
- Fastidious or finicky: “They chided [them] for being too dainty to eat army rations” ( Stephen Berry )
- Frail in constitution or health: “Such heroines have [been]replaced by the dainty young thing who faints away at the sight of a six-shooter” ( Molly Gloss )
Origin of daintyMiddle English deinte excellent, excellence from Old French deintie from Latin dignitās from dignus worthy ; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative daintier, superlative daintiest)
From Old French deintié, from Latin dignitātem.