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Definition of Quaint

Quaint

  1. Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.
  2. Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.
  3. Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.

Quaint Quotations

The days when the words 'Hollywood actor' framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics - candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike - is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.
James Wolcott

One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and entranceways.
Richard Rohr

An article can be timely, topical, engaged in the issues and personalities of the moment; it is likely to be stale within the month. In five years, it may have acquired the quaint aura of a rotary phone. An article is usually Siamese-twinned to its date of birth.
Cynthia Ozick

The words 'Space Age' have a quaint, nostalgic tone - sitting on midcentury modern furniture watching 'The Jetsons.'
P. J. O'Rourke

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.
Thomas Hardy
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Quaint Translations

quaint in Dutch is typisch, curieus, vreemd
quaint in Finnish is kummallinen
quaint in German is wunderlich, wunderlichen, anheimelnd
quaint in Norwegian is eiendommelig, underlig
quaint in Swedish is gammalmodig, egen
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