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  • Affectedly dainty or refined.
  • Delicately beautiful.
    • usage: "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo"
  • Especially pleasing to the taste.
    • usage: "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
  • Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
    • usage: "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
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