AskDefine | Define daintiness

Dictionary Definition

daintiness n : the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features" [syn: delicacy, fineness]

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  1. The characteristic of being dainty.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquired taste, airiness, amiable weakness, appreciation of excellence, ascent, asepsis, breakability, brittleness, bubbliness, buoyancy, changeableness, choiceness, civilized taste, civilizedness, cleanliness, cleanly habits, cleanness, collapse, cultivated taste, cultivation, culture, cunningness, cuteness, delicacy, delicateness, destructibility, diminutiveness, discrimination, disintegration, down, downiness, effeminacy, elegance, ethereality, excellence, exiguity, exiguousness, exquisiteness, fastidiousness, fewness, filminess, fine-grainedness, fineness, finesse, flimsiness, floatability, fluff, fluffiness, foaminess, fragility, frailty, frangibility, freshness, frothiness, fuzz, fuzziness, gentleness, good taste, gossameriness, grace, gracefulness, gracility, graciosity, graciousness, hospital cleanliness, human frailty, immaculacy, immaculateness, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, indecisiveness, infirmity of will, inherent vice, insignificance, insufficiency, irresolution, lack of weight, levitation, levity, lightness, littleness, meagerness, meanness, minuteness, moderateness, moral weakness, niceness, nicety, peach fuzz, pettiness, picayunishness, polish, pubescence, puniness, pureness, purity, quality, refinement, satin, satininess, scantiness, silk, silkiness, sleaziness, slightness, smallness, smoothness, softness, sophistication, spotlessness, stainlessness, sterility, subtlety, taste, tastefulness, tenderness, tidiness, tininess, triviality, unheaviness, unimportance, unspottedness, unsubstantiality, velleity, velvet, velvetiness, volatility, weightlessness, whiteness, wispiness, womanishness, yeastiness
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