Part of speech:
Very subtle in difference or distinction.
Lacking substance; tenuous or flimsy:
Small and trim in figure
The definition of frail is physically weak, fragile or delicate.
Having light; not dark; bright
Pleasing or attractive in a dainty, delicate, or graceful way rather than through striking beauty, elegance, grandeur, or stateliness
Pleasant to look at; attractive; fair
Having a skillfully contrived plot
Used as an intensive:
Designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good
Characterized by a sense of propriety or refinement; impressively fastidious in manners and tastes
Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; fastidious.
Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
Very enjoyable; delightful
Appealing to or stimulating the appetite.
Unusually good; excellent
Smooth or fine to the touch; not rough, harsh, or coarse
That has or expresses affection, love, consideration, etc.
Light as air; delicate; graceful
So fine or gauzy in texture as to be transparent or translucent
Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
(Informal) Cute; attractive
Clever or witty, especially in an impertinent or evasive way, as in falsely suggesting that one is ignorant about the matter at hand.
(--- Slang) Good, delightful, etc.
Characterized by great subtlety, precision, etc.
Having taste for dainty things
Consisting of large particles; not fine in texture:
Disgusting or offensive:
Not sound or secure; unable to stand up to an attack
Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression.
The definition of attractive is rousing interest and pleasure, especially in terms of physical looks.
(as a pro-sentence) How beautiful that is!
Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper:
Extremely light or delicate:
Too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Having grace, or beauty of form, composition, movement, or expression; elegant
Too particular or precise; fastidious; fussy
Having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy
A dainty behaviour or gesture.
Someone's turn to treat
Not raised or leavened.
Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
Of, relating to, or providing details; precise:
Very careful in choosing; highly selective.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
The definition of fussy is a person demanding attention, complaining a lot or worrying about nothing.
(Informal) Overly fastidious or exacting; fussy
One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
Any gift, perk, etc., esp. a small one
Appealing to refined taste
Too nice; too fastidious, precise, etc.
Affectedly delicate or refined; mincing.
Stiffly formal, precise, moral, etc.; proper; demure
(Brit.) Affectedly clever, dainty, sweet, etc.
A fancy food or dish; delicacy; tidbit
Neat is defined as someone or something that is tidy, well-formed or well-done.
The definition of precious is something of great value or that is greatly loved.
Lacking vigor or effectiveness; inadequate:
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