Da'intiness. n.s. [from dainty.]
- Delicacy; softness.
What should yet thy palate please?
Daintiness and softer ease,
Sleeked limbs, and finest blood? Ben. Johnson's Forest.
- Elegance; nicety.
The duke exceeded in the daintiness of his leg and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of his hands. Wotton.
- Squeamishness; fastidiousness.
Of sand, and lime, and clay, Vitruvius hath discoursed without any daintiness. Wotton's Architecture.