Romantic Vocabulary Word of the Week: Dainty

(English Reading Level: Beginner; definitions are at the bottom of this blog post.)

Dainty means that a person is very delicate. A delicate person might speak softly or have a very innocent heart. Dainty could refer to both male or female, but it is most often used to speak of females since words like soft, fragile, or delicate are usually associated with the word ‘dainty.’ Females who consider being fragile as a weakness will not want to be called ‘dainty.’

Simple Verb Tenses (Conjugation)

Since ‘dainty’ is an adjective, it does not need to be conjugated.

Sample Sentences for Context

  1. She is as dainty as a flower petal.
  2. Her steps are so dainty; she never makes a noise as she walks.

Here are a few vocabulary words for beginners who read this blog post. Please remember that in English, some words may have more than one meaning. These definitions will only apply to how the words were used in this blog post.

  1. Delicate (adjective) – very soft, tender, and easily torn; i.e. tissue
  2. Innocent (adjective) – not knowing how to do wrong or evil
  3. Fragile (adjective) – easily damaged; i.e. expensive glasses
  4. Associated (verb) – to be connected to
  5. Consider (verb) – to think
  6. Conjugation (noun) /Conjugated (verb) – the changing of verb endings based on tense. ‘Conjugated’ is the past tense form of ‘conjugate’
  7. Context (noun) – English words often have more than one meaning for the same word. Knowing the ‘context’ of an English word helps you to understand which meaning is being used for the word in a sentence. ‘Context’ is the information around the word such the beginning of the sentence, the end of the sentence, and even the paragraph where the word was used may all help you to know the meaning of that word.
  8. Petal (noun) – the leaf of a flower
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