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

DAINTINESS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: delicacy, fineness
 See Also: elegance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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