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  • adv. In a dainty manner, delicately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a dainty manner.
  • Fastidiously; delicately; with nice regard to what is pleasing, especially to the palate: as, to eat daintily.
  • Ceremoniously; with nice or weak caution; weakly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a refined manner
  • adv. in a delicate manner


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