The definition of dainty is delicate or small and often pretty.(adjective)
An example of something dainty is a tiny little teacup with a beautiful design on it.
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noun pl. dainties
Origin: ME deinte, excellent, fine, orig., feeling of esteem < Anglo-Fr deinté < OFr deinté < L dignitas, worth, dignity
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adjective dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est
Origin: Middle English deinte, excellent, excellence
Origin: , from Old French deintie
Origin: , from Latin dignitās
Origin: , from dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
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