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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daintiness  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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