Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dainty

1 sense of dainty

Sense 1
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat -- (something considered choice to eat)
       => nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)

Antonyms of adj dainty

4 senses of dainty

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)

INDIRECT (VIA refined) -> unrefined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Sense 2
dainty, exquisite -- (delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo")

INDIRECT (VIA delicate) -> rugged -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

Sense 3
dainty -- (especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";)

INDIRECT (VIA tasty) -> tasteless -- (lacking flavor)

Sense 4
dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish -- (excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow")

INDIRECT (VIA fastidious) -> unfastidious -- (marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention to detail; not concerned with cleanliness; "unfastidious in her dress")

Similarity of adj dainty

4 senses of dainty

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)
       => refined (vs. unrefined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Sense 2
dainty, exquisite -- (delicately beautiful; "a dainty teacup"; "an exquisite cameo")
       => delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

Sense 3
dainty -- (especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";)
       => tasty (vs. tasteless) -- (pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel")

Sense 4
dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish -- (excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow")
       => fastidious (vs. unfastidious) -- (giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness")

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