Synonyms for dainty:
fastidious, fussy, persnickety, literal, careful, proper, overnice, epicurean, discriminating, mincing, picky, fussbudgety, particular, flawless, prim, discerning, finicky, choosy, meticulous, Qualmish, punctilious, exacting, scrupulous, rigorous, critical, squeamish, delicate, correct, hypercritical, diligent, demanding, severe, prudish, methodical, priggish, accurate, perspicacious, precise, conscientious.
finicky, particular (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Usage examples for dainty:
- Marian, too, the dainty friend of his youth- would he ever see her again? - "Robin Hood", J. Walker McSpadden.
- Those fellows didn't look especially dainty, did they? - "Castle Craneycrow", George Barr McCutcheon.
- If it had been hers, she should have worn it more than twice- such a dainty, pretty thing as that- and it was white. - "Tabitha at Ivy Hall", Ruth Alberta Brown.