Definition of daintiness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdān(t)ēnəs/ /ˈdeɪn(t)inəs/

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‘If the council's paternalistic tradition is one cause of this seemingly excessive moral daintiness, then so too are the city's religious leanings.’
  • ‘I'm not a big person, mind you, but next to her daintiness I'm a clodhopper with elephantiasis.’
  • ‘And then he compounded that mistake by eating it with excessive daintiness.’
  • ‘The towers were thin, delicate looking; the whole place had an air of daintiness and frailty to it.’
  • ‘Alex hadn't inherited her mother's daintiness.’