Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAINTIES

Otto and Pussy also paid several visits, armed with dainties for their favorite.

Lantier had thought of himself when he advised Virginie to deal in dainties.

Your aunt must have dainties to tempt her appetite and so keep up her strength.

If you do not care to share your dainties, you can hang them from the roof.

John unwrapped the dainties and threw the paper on the floor.

The dainties which she had ordered tasted uncommonly appetising.

Two baskets filled with dainties and a demi-john came to this office.

I asked some of the passengers who went in for these dainties to give their opinion.

The rolls and other 'sour-dough' dainties are baked in a Dutch oven.

But it matters not; it is the sending and getting that are the dainties.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "delightful, pleasing," from dainty (n.). Meaning evolved in Middle English to "choice, excellent" (late 14c.) to "delicately pretty." Related: Daintiness.