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dainty
adj. especially pleasing to the taste; "a dainty dish to set before a kind";
overnice, squeamish, prissy, nice, dainty
adj. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
niminy-piminy, twee, prim, mincing, dainty
adj. affectedly dainty or refined
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recherche, exquisite
adj. lavishly elegant and refined
graceful
adj. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
refined, graceful, elegant
adj. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
refined, graceful, elegant
adj. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
flyspeck, tiny, petite, midget, lilliputian, diminutive, bantam
adj. very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
vile, sickening, offensive, loathsome, queasy, noisome, nauseous, nauseating
adj. causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
urbane, svelte, refined, polished
adj. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
sickish, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated
adj. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
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gossamer, ethereal
adj. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
subtle, faint
adj. faint and difficult to analyze; "subtle aromas"
fragile
adj. vulnerably delicate; "she has the fragile beauty of youth"
soft, gentle, easy
adj. having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
half-hardy
adj. (of plants) requiring protection from frost; "half-hardy annuals"
light-handed
adj. having a metaphorically delicate touch; "the translation is...light-handed...and generally unobtrusive"- New Yorker
overdelicate
adj. extremely delicate; "an overdelicate digestive system"
pastel
adj. lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music"
tender
adj. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"
choosey, choosy
adj. difficult to please
pernickety, persnickety
adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"
exacting
adj. having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
old-womanish, old-maidish
adj. primly fastidious
civilised, polite, genteel, cultured, cultivated, civilized
adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
couth
adj. (used facetiously) refined
debonnaire, suave, debonaire, debonair
adj. having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
delicate, finespun
adj. developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
gentlemanly, gentlemanlike
adj. befitting a man of good breeding; "gentlemanly behavior"
ladylike
adj. befitting a woman of good breeding; "ladylike manners"
superfine, overrefined
adj. excessively delicate or refined
well-mannered, well-bred
adj. of good upbringing
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