Dain"ti*ness, n.

The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.

The daintiness and niceness of our captains Hakluyt.

More notorious for the daintiness of the provision . . . than for the massiveness of the dish. Hakewill.

The duke exeeded in the daintiness of his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands, Sir H. Wotton.

 

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