1. Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.
  2. That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
  3. A term of fondness.


  1. Rare; valuable; costly.
  2. Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
  3. Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.
  4. Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.