- adj. 美味的；讲究的；秀丽的；挑剔的
- n. 美味
2. dignity <====> dainty：反正就是形容非常好的、非常有价值的东西.
- dainty:  In origin, dainty is the same word as dignity. The direct descendant of Latin dignitās in Old French was daintie or deintie, but Old French later reborrowed the word as dignete. It was the latter that became English dignity, but daintie took a route via Anglo-Norman dainte to give English dainty. At first it meant ‘honour, esteem’, but before a century was up it had passed through ‘pleasure, joy’ to ‘something choice, luxury’. The first record of its adjectival use comes in the 14th century, when it meant ‘choice, excellent, delightful’; this soon developed to ‘delicately pretty’.
- dainty (n.)
- c. 1300, "excellence, elegance; a luxury," from Old French deintie (12c.) "price, value," also "delicacy, pleasure," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "greatness, rank, worthiness, worth, beauty," from dignus "worthy" (see dignity).
- dainty (adj.)
- c. 1300, deinte, "delightful, pleasing," from dainty (n.). Meaning evolved in Middle English to "choice, excellent" (late 14c.) to "delicately pretty." Related: Daintiness.
- 1. a dainty porcelain cup
- 2. The little girl wore a dainty dress.
- 3. The violet is a dainty spring flower.
- 4. She is dainty about her eating.
- 5. It featured a solo dance in which a woman in a short overall mimed a lot of dainty housework.
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