Quaint

Definition of Quaint

a.1.Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.
Clerks be full subtle and full quaint.
- Chaucer.
2.Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.
Every look was coy and wondrous quaint.
- Spenser.
To show bow quaint an orator you are.
- Shak.
3.Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.
Some stroke of quaint yet simple pleasantry.
- Macaulay.
An old, long-faced, long-bodied servant in quaint livery.
- W. Irving.

Related Words

absurd, acquaint, amusing, archaic, bizarre, fantastic, freaked out, freaky, funny, hilarious, humorous, idiosyncratic, incongruous, kooky, laughable, ludicrous, oddball, off, off the wall, offbeat, out, outlandish, passing strange, present, priceless, quizzical, rich, ridiculous, risible, screaming, strange, unconventional, unearthly, unorthodox, weird, witty, wondrous strange
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