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Da'intily. adv. [from dainty.]

  1. Elegantly; delicately.

    This same truth is a naked and open day-light, that doth not shew the masks and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-light. Bacon.

  2. Deliciously; pleasantly.

    There is no region of earth so daintily watered, with such great navigable rivers. Howel's Vocal Forest.

    Those young suiters had been accustomed to nothing but to sleep well, and fare daintily. Broom's View of Epick Poems.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Broome, William (16) · Howell, James (14)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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